Fortnum and Mason’s website says: “Champagne Gosset, based in Aÿ, is the oldest wine house in Champagne, founded in 1584. Since 1993 the business has been in the ownership of the Cointreau family with the enigmatic Béatrice Cointreau at the helm, but the house is still tiny in comparison to many of the better-known brands, and the quality is superb. Gosset source most of their grapes from an established network of growers to ensure a consistent quality every year. A point of pride at Gosset is that they mature their wines for four years which is significantly longer than the 15 months that is legally required for non vintage champagnes. The Grand Réserve is a non-vintage cuvée blended from three vintages, comprising 46% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier, including 12% reserve wines.”
We thought this champagne had the looks to match the taste. A beautifully reproduced “bouteille ancienne” of the type one would imagine the very first champagnes were poured from. This had a lovely biscuity finish with a hint of sun ripened figs and a rich taste on the palate. We could tell this champagne was lovingly created and highly recommend it as a fine example of how champagne should really be experienced.
See our review score to find out how we rated Gosset champagne.