'12 Ans de Cave a Minima' Brut
|Grapes||Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay|
The deep golden colour promises the richness that nose and palate duly deliver. The first sniff reveals rounded generosity reminiscent of shortbread, further swirling brings yellow apple with overtones of ripe apricot. That apple and apricot combo settles into a mid-palate mellowness, edged and enlivened by smooth bubbles that frame all this richness with their welcome freshness. Indeed, the wine works as an indulgent aperitif but comes into its own with food. (Anne Krebiehl MW) Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 94 Decanter Magazine (Jul 2020)
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Made from 51% Pinot Noir from the villages of Aÿ, Louvois, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy and 49% Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Villers-Marmery, de Varine emphasised that the base wines from these villages ‘are known for their potential. That is a strong focus.’ Reserve wines constitute 8% of the wine, with the rest based on the rich and opulent 2006 vintage.Decanter Magazine(Aug 2020)
Founded in 1584, Gosset is the oldest sparkling wine house in Champagne. Still fiercely independent the quality of their wines is still among the very best of the Grandes Marques and very much among our favourites. Rich and robust champagnes, made using a large percentage of older reserve wines, the top wines having been partially fermented in oak barrels.
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