Champagne Gosset Celebris Extra Brut Vintage 2004 was first released in 2016.
Champagne Gosset is the oldest Champagne House. It was founded in Ay in 1584 and remained in the Gosset family until 1993. The Renaud-Cointreau family, owners of Cognac Frapin, bought Gosset in 1993 and have worked tirelessly to ensure Champagne Gosset remains a family affair. In 2013 they will celebrate 20 years of ownership in which production has risen from 400,000 bottles per year to approximately 1 million bottles.
Gosset is located in the Marne Valley and, although founded in Ay, they have also had premised in Epernay since 2009.The Montagne de Reims and Marne Valley surround Epernay and Aÿ and are known for their chalky soils and hillside vineyards that provide excellent growing conditions for the vines. Champagne Gosset mainly works with growers surrounding Epernay and focuses on Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. In the Champagne region the vineyards are officially classified by a scale known as Echelle des Crus where each vineyard is ranked between 80 and 100 percent. Champagne Gosset’s sourcing policy means that they have a high average across their range of 95%. (Premier Cru vineyards are rated from 90 to 99 and Grand Cru are 100 percent).
Champagne Gosset Celebris Extra Brut Vintage 2004 is the Champagne house’s flagship wine. This Cuvée, created in 1993, is the culmination of Gosset style and immediately joined other high-end champagnes in its class. 2004 is an ‘incredibly complex and balanced vintage’ comments Odilon de Varine. The famous Celebris bottle is an exact replica of an antique bottle dating back to the 18th century.
All grapes are handpicked and are sourced from the villages of Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Ay, Bouzy and Verzy. The wine is vinified in stainless steel and does not undergo malolactic fermentation. As Cellar-Master comment, “The 2004 vintage has incredible balance and complexity. The malic acid, skillfully preserved, gives freshness and elegance to this great wine that will be enjoyed for several decades to come.”
Champagne Gosset Celebris Extra Brut Vintage 2004 is aged for 10 years prior to disgorging. The 2004 is a blend of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir. Bottled as an Extra Brut, the dosage is 5 g/L.