Gosset


Les Celebrissimes 1995|Brut

What to expect


Celebris is the free interpretation of a single year, which naturally prevails. This is the 3rd Celebris (after mighty 1998 and classic 1990) amongst the 7th edition ever released.

It typically has the Grands cru's skeleton that form the base of the cuvée. Originally, this one is the only dominated by pinot noir. Finesse, earthiness, ripe fruit, autumnal character, understated minerality; typical of the year.

It was first released in 2002, for most production, and another 1.000 units where kept on their lees until 2006. Then disgorged and 9g/l dosage; quite tight considering the additional ageing that helps integrating the liqueur.

This is the 1st reissued Celebris, it was worth marking the point: the house are long believers that ageing has to be approached both on and off the lees, according to the balance of the wine, to reveal its true nature. Wine first, bubbles later.

Coming back to the profile of the wine, 1995 always retains perfumed and ripe-fruit scents, interestingly after so many years it does not carry much tertiary character other than apricot, violet, for instance, but certainly no darker tones. This is just its nature! And the ageing time is here to let it reveal, and of course this is all malic retained.

This is an extraordinary Champagne in which just a thousand bottles have been commercially produced and sits alone at the very top of the tree of prestige cuvees from the Gosset Champagne house. This 1995 “Les Celebrissimes” cuvee will be the first ever “double aged” release from Gosset – a Champagne of exceptional quality.

As Gosset states, this is a cuvee that shows the wine aspect of Champagne and it has the similar qualities of some of the finest aged Grand Cru Burgundies. 

THE BLEND

The blend relies on Grand Crus from Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and d’Oger for the Chardonnay (46%); Ambonnay, Aÿ (of course), Bouzy and Verzenay represent the Pinot Noir (54%).

1995

A mild, wet winter was followed by a sunny spring and a hot summer. At the end of July temperatures exceeded 37°C, almost comparable to the two heatwaves experienced in 1983 and 1976. Acidity levels, similar to those of 1985, are the assurance of great cellaring potential.

THE VINTAGE 1995

The 1995 vintage is elegant, underpinned by superb acidity and wonderfully complex aromas. It delivers an aromatic expression dominated by ripe, exotic fruit. This expression of mature, well-integrated aromas are heightened by a vinification that preserves the malic acid.

 

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What to expect


Celebris is the free interpretation of a single year, which naturally prevails. This is the 3rd Celebris (after mighty 1998 and classic 1990) amongst the 7th edition ever released.

It typically has the Grands cru's skeleton that form the base of the cuvée. Originally, this one is the only dominated by pinot noir. Finesse, earthiness, ripe fruit, autumnal character, understated minerality; typical of the year.

It was first released in 2002, for most production, and another 1.000 units where kept on their lees until 2006. Then disgorged and 9g/l dosage; quite tight considering the additional ageing that helps integrating the liqueur.

This is the 1st reissued Celebris, it was worth marking the point: the house are long believers that ageing has to be approached both on and off the lees, according to the balance of the wine, to reveal its true nature. Wine first, bubbles later.

Coming back to the profile of the wine, 1995 always retains perfumed and ripe-fruit scents, interestingly after so many years it does not carry much tertiary character other than apricot, violet, for instance, but certainly no darker tones. This is just its nature! And the ageing time is here to let it reveal, and of course this is all malic retained.

This is an extraordinary Champagne in which just a thousand bottles have been commercially produced and sits alone at the very top of the tree of prestige cuvees from the Gosset Champagne house. This 1995 “Les Celebrissimes” cuvee will be the first ever “double aged” release from Gosset – a Champagne of exceptional quality.

As Gosset states, this is a cuvee that shows the wine aspect of Champagne and it has the similar qualities of some of the finest aged Grand Cru Burgundies. 

THE BLEND

The blend relies on Grand Crus from Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and d’Oger for the Chardonnay (46%); Ambonnay, Aÿ (of course), Bouzy and Verzenay represent the Pinot Noir (54%).

1995

A mild, wet winter was followed by a sunny spring and a hot summer. At the end of July temperatures exceeded 37°C, almost comparable to the two heatwaves experienced in 1983 and 1976. Acidity levels, similar to those of 1985, are the assurance of great cellaring potential.

THE VINTAGE 1995

The 1995 vintage is elegant, underpinned by superb acidity and wonderfully complex aromas. It delivers an aromatic expression dominated by ripe, exotic fruit. This expression of mature, well-integrated aromas are heightened by a vinification that preserves the malic acid.

 

About The House 

About The House 


Food Pairing 

One of the oldest brands in the region, Gosset has been making wine in Champagne since the early 1500’s, well before Dom Perignon and his trusty winemaking monks put the sparkle into the wine in 1668. The house started out making still red wines in the former winemaking capital of Champagne, Aÿ and for many years resisted the sweeping sensation of making sparkling wine. The house to this day is focused on making it wine first before a champagne. This is in direct contrast to other houses that make acidic base wines purely for the purpose of making champagne. One of the key winemaking techniques is the absence of malolactic fermentation. This preserves the pristine nature of the fruit and highlights its lively acidity and bracing energy. The wines therefore, benefit from an extended time in the cellar to gain their full potential. They would certainly have the potential to develop in yours. We have been impressed by all the cuvées, which recently arrived in Australia (September 2017) and the Grande Reserve Brut is an outstanding entry level champagne for a classy producer.  

Food Pairing 


Serve with fresh scallops accompanied by a lemon butter sauce but keep the lemon high in the mix to retain some tang which will partner up beautiful with the clean acid and tangy citrus drive of the cuvee.