Best Premium Champagne or Sparkling Wine -- Five Stars
This "entry level" wine matches the best from the big houses. Elegant citrus and white stone-fruit characters are in harmony with complex, nutty, traditional elements. The creaming, structured palate has fine balance and length.
- Sally Gudgeon & Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, Sunday Life magazine, 8 June 2008.
A blend of Chardonnay (42 %), Pinot Noir Premier and Grands Crus (45%) and Pinot Meunier (13%) including 24% of reserve wines. Reserve wines (average 2 years) ensure regular quality whilst preserving fruitiness, flexibility and balance.
A non-vintage with a surprisingly rich aroma, beautifully complex and really elegant, combining freshness and gourmandise, marvellous for an aperitif with friends, just as with an end of morning or afternoon cocktail.
Tasting notes :
Pale yellow gold.
Fresh. Pear, honeysuckle and vine flower aromas, slightly influenced by Pinot Noir. A balanced wine and a good flavour.
Aperitif, at any time of day.
Ageing: 2 to 3 years at 11 °
Tasting: at 7° (ice bucket)
-- Winery Notes, November 2008, http://www.champagne-gosset.com/uk/cuvees/brut-excellence.asp