Gosset Grand Blanc De Blancs Champagne NV
The Gosset house style of refined minerality and thrilling malic acidity shine in its blanc de blancs. Youthful purity and focus of lemon and beurre bosc pear highlight a primary style, with lees age tactically deployed to create creamy texture without malolactic fermentation. The tension of driving malic acidity and fine chalk minerality creates a seamless finish with the potential to hold its freshness for many years yet.
A subtle dry-extract dustiness on the finish is but a faint hint of the challenging 2011 season, an impressive result, though Mareigner pointed out that the vintage was stronger for chardonnay than black grapes. It holds excellent harmony and poise on the finish, with fruit, minerality, dosage and malic acidity intricately entwined.