Gosset Petite Douceur Extra Dry Rosé Champagne 75cl Gift Boxed

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Country France
Champagne Type Non Vintage Rose
Region Champagne
Brand Gosset
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier / Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage NV
Maturity Drink now
Style Ripe, full and fruity, slightly sweeter than Brut
Food Match The perfect accompaniment for sweet and sour dishes, desserts and tea parties. Ideal with a raspberry or mandarin macaroon, small fruit tarts or a chilled souffle with pink grapefruit.

Gosset Petite Douceur Rosé is classified as Extra Dry, often seen to be a confusing term as it's slightly sweeter than Brut Champagne. With enticing notes of strawberry cheesecake, this is simply delicious.

This cuvee is salmon-pink in colour. It has a beautiful effervescence with a string of fine bubbles. On the nose, flavours of ripe strawberry followed by raspberry. On the finish and once the wine has warmed up slightly, notes of quince, blood orange and verbena are revealed. The well-balanced palate is dominated by notes of strawberry, raspberry but also pink grapefruit and lemon.

Its perfectly well balanced dosage makes it the perfect accompaniment for sweet and sour dishes, desserts and tea parties. Ideal with a raspberry or mandarin macaroon, small fruit tarts or a chilled souffle with pink grapefruit.

One of the region's most legendary and revered Champagnes; Gosset's original Charter of Excellence has remained the same since the 1500's, with different owners seeing no need to amend it. In 1584 Pierre Gosset, alderman of Ay and wine-grower, made still wines from the grapes he harvested from his own vines. The reputation of the wine of Ay was such that François the First had his own winery built there, which is now owned by Champagne Gosset. Then, in the 18th century the wine made in and around Ay began to bubble, and the Gosset family turned naturally to the production of champagne.

For four centuries, great care has been taken to maintain the reputation of the brand, and to preserve a family know-how in making champagne. Gosset insist on only using the juice from the first pressing of their grapes and primary fermentation takes place in small oak barrels. Disgorgement and riddling are still done manually. Gosset set themselves apart from the majority of other Champagne houses by disallowing any malolactic fermentation to take place. This results in a higher acidity in the Champagne and a much slower maturing rate. When producing their Grand Rosé, Gosset add only the finest Reserve wines from their cellars.

In 1994 the house was sold to the family owned Renaud-Cointreau Group after the death of Albert Gosset, also owners of Cognac Frapin. This allowed a new level of investment to improve their vineyard management and production in the winery. However, the Cointreaus hold strong the belief that Gosset is a family run business and maintain the hands on approach that was started by the original Gosset family. The Gosset cuvees are still presented in the antique flask style identical to the one used since the 18th century and are typically very creamy, dry but not acidic, full, biscuity and yeasty. All the cuvees have good bottle age. The champagnes are excellent by themselves or with food.

Country Of Origin: France

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