2006 Gosset Grand Millesime

Following the success of last year's collaboration, we are delighted to have once again teamed up with Gosset to create an exclusive F+R Selection Gosset Vintage Champagne. Produced from the acclaimed 2006 vintage and bottled exclusively in large format, just 450 magnums are available.

The F+R team collaborated on the final touches to the blend - the all-important dosage specifications - and we are thrilled with the results. For the full article on our search for the perfect equilibrium with Gosset's Chef de Cave, Odilon de Varine-Bohan, click here.

Don’t miss this unique FINE+RARE bottling of 2006 Gosset Grand Millesime from one of Champagne’s most prestigious houses and available only for FINE+RARE customers. Each magnum is individually numbered and comes in its own unique gift box, making this a great collector's piece or the ideal bespoke gift.

According to Decanter, 2006 is a charmer of a vintage, quite open, with fine ripe Pinot Noir leading the charge. It also has a freshness and elegance. The growing season was distinguished by an unusually dry and sunny June and July – promoting excellent flowering and good, steady ripening - whilst a cooler August saved the freshness. September brought more sun and heat and the harvest unfolded under ideal conditions: sunny days and cool nights. Grapes attained optimal physiological maturity and thanks to cool September nights retained a good balance between ripeness and acidity.

Two-thirds of the grapes come from Grand Cru sites, the other third from Premier Cru sites. Unusually for Gosset, the blend is 60% Pinot Noir / 40% Chardonnay. With the 2006 vintage, Odilon (Chef de Cave) felt the Pinot Noir grapes performed better due to the warm July, therefore warranting more Pinot in the final blend. The wine was aged on its lees for an extraordinary 11 years prior to disgorgement this September. The tailor-made dosage is 6 grams/litre.

"Bursting with fragrance - fresh apple pie, sweet pastry, honey and melon fruit aromas leap out the glass.The palate is rich, with a fleshy mid-palate weight yet not missing that signature taut poise and precision you expect from Gosset. There is a fine line of acidity running right down the middle of the palate giving nice verticality and a long finish. 11 years on the lees gives this wine exceptional integration and complexity without losing its bright, uplifting, pulsing energy." Drink: 2018-2030. - FINE+RARE, December 2018
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