The nose delivers floral aromas such as hawthorn, lilac and violet as well as fruity aromas of apricot, apple and fresh pineapple. After the wine has warmed a little, discreet notes of coffee will appear.
On the palate it is harmonious, fresh and elegant. On the first sip, notes of yellow fruits, pineapple, apricot and Mirabelle plum complement each other. Notes of white flowers, hawthorn, lilac and jasmine will appear afterwards.
This beautifully crisp and fresh cuvée leaves a feeling of purity and fruitiness on the palate followed by beautiful flavours of green apple and lemon.
52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir
Chardonnay: Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil sur Oger.
Pinot Noir: Avenay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Chigny-les Roses, Louvois, Rilly, Verzy
Dosage - 5 g/l (extra brut)
Serving: between 8°C and 10°C
Pairing with food:
Very elegant, the Celebrus Vintage 2002 extra brut cuvée is ideal as an aperitif. It will also be perfect with free-range poultry, game birds or fish. This cuvée is made to please the most refined palates.
Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne established in Ay in 1584 and is owned by the Cointreau family. The Cointreaus also own Gosset’s sister company, Cognac Frapin, and Jean Pierre is currently C.E.O of both companies. They bought Gosset in 1993 when Albert Gosset of the original Gosset family died. The Cointreaus hold strong the belief that Gosset is a family run business and maintain the hands on approach that was started by the original Gosset family.
Situated in the tiny Grand Cru village of Aÿ, 5 kilometres north of Epernay, Gosset has some rather famous neighbours, including Bollinger. However, production is much below that of the larger houses and would struggle to reach the number of bottles produced by Krug in a year. Yearly production has now reached almost 1.3 million bottles. All Gosset champagnes are ‘recently disgorged’ and the house does not undertake malolactic fermentation. This preserves acidity which in turn keeps the wine fresh for much longer. Bottles are removed from one part of the cellar to another every six months, and given a vigorous shake in the process. This reinvigorates any live yeast and is only carried out by a few houses.
The jewel in the Gosset Crown has always been the Champagne Gosset Celebris. It is the top cuvee produced by Gosset and is only produced in the best vintages. Launched in the UK in April 2007.
The Gosset style is very creamy, dry but not acidic, full, biscuity and yeasty. All the cuvees have good bottle age. The champagnes are excellent by themselves or with food.