Gosset Grand Millesime 2012
Quality does not have to come with great age! This is a fresh and elegant vintage in which Chardonnay expresses itself fully.
On the eye: A shimmering, translucent wine.
On the nose: A wonderfully fresh and expressive first impression reveals an assortment of whitefleshed fruit such as pear and peach which develops into notes of grapefruit, aniseed and licorice.
On the palate: The lively attack is delightfully taut. The finely poised, full-bodied palate remains incredibly light, with every sip revealing notes of damson, mirabelle plum, and ever-present pear, followed by the citrus flavors of orange and pink grapefruit. Sustained by a bold liveliness, the wine finishes satisfyingly with just a hint of salinity.
Ideal to serve as an aperitif, this vintage is also the perfect companion to fish such as line-caught bass, skate, sole, and hake, accompanied by a citrus sauce. This pairing suggestion can also be extended to sushi or maki and generally any grilled firm-fleshed finish, accompanied by green asparagus or spinach.
Varietals: 67% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Pinots noirs: Verzy, Mailly, Ambonnay, Aÿ. Chardonnays: Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail, Villers-Marmery, Ambonnay, Cumières.
Aging: More than 5 years on the lees.