, founded in 1584, is one of the oldest champagne
houses of the Champagne region
. It was founded when Jean Gosset, a grape grower in Ay
, left a vineyard
to Pierre Gosset who began to export wine under his name. Gosset was reputedly a favorite at the court of Francois I
and Henri IV
In 1994, the house was sold to Rémy-Cointreau. Under the management of Beatrice Cointreau, (also the head of Cognac Frapin), Gosset succeeded in increasing its production to one million bottles in 2005.
Gosset wines are made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. The house is known for its slightly sweet Brut Excellence and its vintage prestige cuvee Célebris and Grand Millésime. The house also produced a commemorative wine the Quatrième Centenaire.
- Brut d'Excellence (Non-vintage). A blend of 42% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 13% Pinot Meunier. Unlike the rest of the wines from Gosset, this is marketed in a standard champagne bottle.
- Grande Reserve (Non-vintage). A blend of 46% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir, and 15% Pinot Meunier. 12% reserve wines with an average age of 2 years. In the 1980s, the blend had been 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay.
- Grande Rosé (Non-vintage). 56% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir Grand Cru and 9% red wines from Bouzy and Ambonnay.
- Grande Millésime (Vintage). 56% Chardonnay and 44% Pinot Noir from grand and premier cru vineyards. In the 1980s, the blend was 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.
- Gosset Celebris (Vintage Prestige Cuvée). 64% Chardonnay and 36% Pinot Noir. Vintages produced, 1998, 1995, 1990 and 1988.
- Gosset Celebris Rosé (Vintage Rosé Prestige Cuvée)
- Vintage Cuvée Quatrième Centenaire (Non-vintage Prestige Cuvée) This wine was produced to commemorate the four hundreth anniversary of the foundation of Gosset. It was a blend of 36% Pinot Noir and 63% Chardonnay. This wine included wine from the 1971 vintage. Less than 2,500 cases were produced. Bottles were numbered. Numbers 1-200 were for the use of the Gosset family, 201-1,500 were magnums and numbers 1,501 to 28,500 were other sizes.
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