Champagne Launch – Gosset’s Grand Blanc de Blanc

Founded in Aÿ in 1584 by Pierre Gosset, Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. It also remains one of the most prestigious, considered by many collectors and connoisseurs as the world’s preeminent name in luxury champagne.

Gosset’s reputation for excellence starts on the vines. Its champagnes are composed almost entirely of grapes from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. Unlike most champagne producers, this illustrious wine house purposely avoids malolactic fermentation and always performs riddling and disgorging of prestige cuvées and large-format bottles by hand. Gosset champagnes are made with infinite care and kept in deep cellars for at least three years – and up to five or more for vintage and prestige cuvées – before release.

Gosset’s inimitable style – powerful and full-bodied, of unrivaled richness and staying power – has changed very little over the centuries. Gosset is now a fixture on wine lists of some of the most celebrated restaurants in the world, lauded by sommeliers for an exceptional capacity to enhance a wide range of cuisine. It is, in short, a legend among the wines of Champagne.

Released last week: Grand Blanc de Blanc Brut

Grape Varieties
100% Chardonnay from 11 different Premier and Grand Cru vineyards

A blend of various vintages: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999. Rests on the lees for a minimum of eight years before disgorgement

In the Glass
Luminous golden hue with green tints. Fine, steady and lively bubbles

On the Nose
Expressive and complex. Begins with elegant floral and fruity aromas of flowers and white fruits, including plum. Notes of brioche and butter emerge giving way to nuances of lemon, cinnamon and clove

On the Palate
Full, concentrated and rich, with remarkable structure, balance and freshness. Voluptuous flavors of tropical fruit with notes of sandalwood, exotic spices and toasted pralines

Serving Suggestions
This refined and sensuous cuvée charms with its complex yet harmonious aromatic profile. It will complement an infinite number of dishes. Perfect to sip throughout an entire meal, from pre-dinner cocktails to the cheese course.

Kate Moss Wedding – Grateful for being patient, Kate had a bottle of Moet delivered to each home

Newlyweds Kate Moss and Jamie Hince made a grand exit when they were airlifted out of the Cotswolds by helicopter.

The cover girl’s going away outfit was a cream Stella McCartney suit.

And the wedding after-party was a massive success – many of the A-list guests celebrated until the early hours of the morning, which included Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jade Jagger and Meg Mathews.

Kate and Jamie’s wedding was an affair that lasted three days.

Grateful for the patience of locals over the celebration dubbed ‘Moss-stock’, the couple had a bottle of Moet champagne delivered to each household in their village.

Although the price of the marathon celebration has not been released, it’s estimated to have cost around £1 million.

The location of the honeymoon also remains unknown – although it’s been rumored that the happy couple were headed to Africa or Thailand for an adventurous getaway.

Monaco Royal Wedding Celebrated with Perrier-Jouet Champagne

The quintessence of joyful effervescence, glasses filled with Perrier-Jouët’s prestige cuvee Belle Epoque 2002 were raised today, July 3, 2011, to toast royal romantics H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and his bride Princess Charlene.

The 500 guests who gathered on the terrace of the Opera Garnier drank in the surroundings as they sipped the official champagne chosen to celebrate the royal wedding at a dinner created by culinary master chef Alain Ducasse and the Monte Carlo SBM teams.

“Perrier-Jouët is greatly honoured to have been chosen for the royal wedding, ” said Lionel Breton, Chairman and CEO of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët. “Having accompanied for many years the Monaco’s Rose Ball and the Princess Grace Kelly, we are proud to be featured at the Prince Albert’s marriage with our most prestigious champagne”.