Variety: 54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir
Country, Region: France, Champagne
This exceptional cuvée is distinguished by its rarity. This vintage is only the eighth edition of Gosset Celebris Vintage in the past 34 years.
Time is part of the essence and personality of Celebris.
'It was necessary to wait. After 12 years of maturation, the desired balance is finally achieved. The Great Wines of Champagne are only revealed after a long maturation.' Odilon de Varine, Gosset Cellar Master.
Vinified and aged on lees to eliminate all risk of premature oxidation. Malolactic fermentation is carefully avoided in order to preserve all the natural fruit aromas of the wine and to allow the wines to undergo longer ageing. Extra-Brut dosage (4.8 g/l) to maintain the balance between freshness, fruit and vinosity without masking the wine’s personality and purity. Ageing for a minimum of 10 years in the cellar results in a beautifully complex and structured wine.
The 2008 Celebris is a blend of 54 % Chardonnay and 46 % Pinot Noir from the villages of Avize, Cramant, Cuis, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail, Vertus (Chardonnay) and Avenay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Cumières (Pinot Noir).
Tiraged: March 2009
Disgorged: March 2021
Dosage: 4.8 g/l
A deep yellow color illuminated by fine and abundant beading.
The nose is floral with hints of white flowers of acacia, jasmine and mimosa. There are also fruity notes of pear and mirabelle plum. The bouquet is rich and heady, vinous but airy.
The palate is characterised by marked pastry aromas: pear cake, vanilla madeleine, sponge finger, sabayon. The finish is long and salty.
It will be the ideal companion for discerning gourmets who want to share a moment of emotion. It will perfectly accompany cheeses or meats such as poultry, quenelles or sweetbreads, and will particularly surprise you with ray wing or arctic char.
Established since 1584, Gosset is one of the smallest Grande Marque Champagne producers. Whilst the champagnes that they produce have never been plentiful in quantity, they have distinguished themselves with the consistently superb quality throughout the entire range of champagnes produced. Remaining a family owned house, the Gosset family sold the business to the Cointreau family in 1994.
Starting with their flagship champagne, the superbly aged Grande Reserve multi-vintage, it is clear that they have sought to exceed all standards required by the region. Firstly, and most strikingly, the presentation is remarkable in heavy dark antique bottles that are unique to Gosset. Instead of aging this champagne for 3 years on lees before bottling, Gosset have aged this blend for four and half years. After bottling, this champagne is then aged a further 6 months in their cool cellars before they permit this champagne to be sold.
From the superbly smooth and well rounded flavours of the Grande Reserve to the elegance and perfume of the brilliant Grand Rose champagne to the incomparable Grand Millesime vintage it is clear that these champagnes have been conceived for the most demanding champagne enthusiast. Whilst the vintage champagnes are only released in the very best years, the cellaring capacity of Gosset champagnes in those select vintages is well documented. At Gosset malolactic fermentation is avoided to ensure sufficient acidity enabling a long evolution.