1998 Gosset - Vintage Brut Celebris 750ml

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RJ 88   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Richard Juhlin | Rating: 88

All winemakers strive for equilibrium in one way or another. Gosset, with their oxidative, opulent style, must battle to achieve equilibrium by having a high level of acid and low dosage. In this case they have chosen to make an Extra Brut, which is a choice that I would not have made. I think that a slightly higher dosage would have made the wine rather more pleasing to the public and more harmonious from the start as well as protecting it against future oxidation. There is a great deal to indicate that its maturity will reach a slender peak, which one will have to aim at in order to be completely satisfied. This wine is otherwise clear and beautifully golden with lively mousse and a pompous Aÿ-Pinot aroma of an animal and red fruit type. Full-bodied and quite divorced from its actual grape composition at present. A short, dry finish on an otherwise lovely taste trip in the country of Aÿ.

Author: Richard Juhlin


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: Reed D
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/22/2008

Rating: 95
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 12/20/2010

Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

86 bottles owned by 33 collectors.

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About This Producer


Gosset is the oldest currently operating wine house in Champagne. Although small for a grand Champagne producer, Gosset makes close to 50,000 cases a year, which is approximately the same output as Krug. They are located in the town of Ay, in the heart of Champagne, along with such well-known Champagne houses as Bollinger and Deutz, and they have been making wine there since 1584. None of the Gosset Champagnes ever goes through malolactic fermentation, and this is a hallmark of the house style, producing persistent, fresh, and lively wines.

Wine Varietal: Champagne Blend


Three major varieties are used in a Champagne Blend: Chardonnay, which provides a smooth, creamy texture and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which provide depth and backbone. Most Champagne is non-vintage (NV), produced with grapes from several different vintages. Vintage Champagnes are made in exceptional years and must contain 80% grapes from that year. Champagne, France is the only region permitted to put "Champagne" on the label.

Blanc de Blancs: Meaning "white of white," blanc de blancs Champagne is 100% Chardonnay.

Blanc de Noirs: Meaning "white of red," is 100% Pinot Noir or a Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier blend.

Rose Champagne: A small amount of still red wine is added during the blending process, creating a rose hue.

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