Champagne Gosset 2000 Grand Millesime Brut - Review
Our Selection for Wine of the Week December 31, 2012
Champagne Gosset 2000 Grand Millesime Brut Champagne, France
Gosset has been making wine in Champagne since 1584. It was known for still wines until Champagne became fashionable in the eighteenth century. Like many wineries in the region, Gosset quickly embraced the new style and has been producing some of the world's finest sparkling wines ever since. Made from 57 per cent Chardonnay and 43 per cent Pinot Noir, the 2000 Grand Millésime was aged more than eight years before disgorgement. A big, ripe wine, it offers floral, citrus and nutty aromas with an interesting hint of oxidation. A burst of citrus and pear flavors hits the front of the palate with nutty, earthy notes lingering on the exceptionally long finish. Although it shows sophistication and a certain level of maturity now, its bright acidity should hold up for many years to come. A flexible wine, this Champagne is one that would go well with a wide variety of foods. Serve it with any indulgent meal from caviar-topped tuna tartare to filet mignon to a creamy risotto with uni. It would also work beautifully with a variety of cheeses or simple, semi-sweet desserts like shortbread or a tropical fruit soufflé. But a wine this finely crafted almost deserves to stand alone, as a delicious sip to see in the New Year.