Gosset, Brut Grand Rosé Ambonnay

Gosset Rose NV

56% Chardonnay; 35% Pinot Noir; 9% still Pinot Noir.  From Ambonnay. Grand cru 80%, premier cru 20%. Low dosage. No malolactic fermentation.   Disgorged  2008.

Partridge eye pink.  Rounded, intricate nose of fraises-de-bois, sandalwood and fresh sea air.  Flavorsome, compact and streamlined on the palate: red berry, blood orange & citrus zest, apple skin.  Superb ripeness and an etched sweetness that segues into a long, resonant finish.  A malic acidity.  A mousse and bead of good character.  This has greatly benefited from  a few years of cellar time, gaining in succulence and dimension.  A fragrant, stylish, serious NV Rose.  Now – 2015.

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