We're gonna what? Decant Champagne?
Yes indeed. And we admit, we were a bit sceptical when Gosset first launched their new Champagne Decanter. But just a few minutes and one decant later and we were sold. After pouring out half a bottle and then decanting the other half and pouring it around, the result was unanimous. The decanted wine had opened up on the nose, lengthened in the mouth and had picked up both extra complexity and another layer of silky, textural creaminess. And just through the process of a decanting; a minute or two, no waiting. Wow, who would have thought? It really works! Yes you have to decant carefully and no it won't make the Champagne go flat.
As with a still table wine, the Decanter works best with wines that are inclined to be tighter and more refined on opening. That makes the Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs the perfect companion. And of course the top Celebris cuvées. But we encourage you to try it for yourself with any of the Gosset Champagnes. It will be the talking point of your next dinner party and a profound revelation!
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.