Champagne Gosset Announces New Grand Blanc de Noirs

A ‘RETURN TO OUR ROOTS’ BY CHAMPAGNE GOSSET

For the first time in its 430 year history the House of Gosset has introduced a pure Pinot Noir Champagne, Grand Blanc de Noirs. After having lain dormant for nine years in the dark and cool of the House’s caves, this new limited edition cuvée is unveiled in time for the end of year festivities and guarantees an exceptional taste experience.

A PRESTIGIOUS CUVÉE WITH A FRUIT AND FLORAL SIGNATURE

With its elegant gold-flecked appearance and its extremely fine mousse, the Grand Blanc de Noirs charms from the outset. 100% Pinot Noir (from Ambonnay, Ay, Verzy, Chigny- Les-Roses and Tauxieres) this highly elegant cuvée exhibits a nose of white fruit, hints of patisserie, along with a touch of white peach and baked apple.

The palate is supple and balanced revealing notes of honey, beeswax and confit citron, followed by a fresh, lively finish with a salty, almost iodine, tang. A perfect balance between the intensity of the aromas and the wine’s finesse allows the fruity structure of the pinots to fully express itself with surprising lightness and freshness.

A very limited dégorgement of 12000 bottles was produced, of which just 960 are available for Australia.

Trimbach has arrived at Vintage and Vine

“Clos St Hune, the Alsace Riesling by which all others are judged” Andrew Jefford

Vintage and Vine is proud to announce the impending arrival of Trimbach to our Portfolio.

With viticultural origins going back as far as 1626 this family owned estate produces some of the finest dry wines of Alsace.

From prime sites based around the villages of Ribeauville and Hunawihr, the Trimbach family own 27 hectares of vineyards including 1.25 ha of Rosacker Grand cru (which produces their most highly famed Clos St Hune Riesling) as well as parcels of Geisberg and Osterberg (blended to make the equally renowned Riesling cuvee  Frederic Emile). Geisberg and Osterberg are located on the hill rising up behind the family winery on the edge of Ribeauville where the family moved to in the 1890’s having moved from the smaller neighbouring village of Hunawihr.

*New stock arrival mid- July

2012 Southern Rhone Superstars

Vintage and Vine is proud to announce the 2012 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vintage Release.

Three of our Southern Rhone Superstars have released their 2012 offerings.

Domaine La Barroche
“Barrot’s 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Pure…One of the greatest expressions of pure Grenache out there” Jeb Dunnuck-The Wine Advocate #215, Oct 2014

 

Domaine Charvin
“The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape came across as classic and very traditional” Jeb Dunnuck-The Wine Advocate #215, Oct 2014

 

Domaine du Pegau
“One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic” Jeb Dunnuck-The Wine Advocate #215, Oct 2014

 

“At the top of the Australian Nebbiolo tree” 2012 Jasper Hill Nebbiolo

“At the top of the Australian Nebbiolo Tree”

97 Points – Wine Companion, 18th June 2014

2012 Jasper Hill Georgia’s Paddock Nebbiolo

“Very good hue and depth for the variety, distinct dried and fresh rose petal aromas lead into a totally distinguished palate, fruit, tannins and oak in perfect, synergistic balance; makes up for all those years when it refuses to perform. At the top of the Australian Nebbiolo tree.”

Only small quantities are available of this incredible vintage. Be sure to contact us quickly before it all disappears!

“The Rose Boom is Real” 2013 Château Riotor Rose

2013 Château Riotor Provence Rose now available in 750ml and 1500ml Magnums!!

“THE ROSE BOOM IS REAL”
Some kind words from one of New York’s top Sommeliers.
“Had a blind tasting last year with over 40 roses at all price points. And not only was this the best in show, it was also the least expensive. Clean with the right amount of fruit matched with the right amount of acid. The type of rose that evaporates quickly.” Michael Madrigale, Head Sommelier, Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud, NYC

La Pèira, “Easily one of the top Estates in all of France”, Robert Parker

La Pèira, (Terrasses du Larzac, Languedoc)

“One of the reference point producers in the Languedoc, and in my view, easily one of the top estates in all of France”, Robert Parker #212, April 2014.
“The 2011s, which i find similar to the 2009s, are ripe and up-front, with already approachable profiles with loads of fruit”, Robert Parker #212, April 2014.

 

2011 La Pèira – 96 points
“Tasted out of bottle, the 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Peira is gorgeous”, Robert Parker #212, April 2014.

2011 La Pèira Mattissat – 95 Points
“Blockbuster stuff, with massive kirsch, licorice, spiced meats and graphite aromas and flavors, this puppy hits the palate with a massive core of fruit, full-bodied concentration and depth, and a rock star finish”, Robert Parker #212, April 2014.

2011 La Pèira Deusyls – 94 Points
“Vibrant, energetic and with a great finish, enjoy it over the coming couple of years”, Robert Parker #212, April 2014.

2011 La Pèira Las Flors – 93 Points
“The 2011 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Peira is gorgeous, give it another year in bottle and drink it over the following 8-10 years.”, Robert Parker #212, April 2014.

2011 La Pèira les Obriers – 92 Points
“Larzac Les Obriers is medium-bodied, layered and textured on the palate, with a terrific finish”, Robert Parker #212, April 2014.

Pooley Wines now distributed by Vintage and Vine in NSW

Vintage and Vine is proud to announce that we are the NSW distributors of Pooley Wines, as of January 15 2014.

In 2012, Pooley Wines was announced as the “Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year”.

Pooley Wines have an historical property and two separate vineyards in the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania. The Coal River Valley has developed a worldwide reputation, and is ideally suited, for the production of cool-climate wines such as Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. Members of the Pooley family have been actively involved in the business for three generations. Their longstanding passion and commitment to fine wine are your assurance of uncompromising quality.

Champagne Gosset Ranked 4th Best Champagne House

 

Champagne GOSSET has been awarded by the latest issue (December 2013) of La Revue du Vin de France the 4th position among the 50 best known brands of Champagne leading prestigious houses such as; Dom Perignon (5th), Krug (7th), Billecart-Salmon (10th), Veuve Clicquot (15th), Ruinart (20th), Moët & Chandon (30th) and Pommery (41st).

This ranking is the ultimate distinction following several others like the Prix Spécial awarded by the Guide Bettane & Desseauve to the highest 2013 quality improvement among all other Champagne Houses or the Grappe d’Or from Guide Hachette for the consistant «Coup de Coeur». It confirms several outstanding ratings lately given to GOSSET.

Cuvées such as :

19/20 to GRAND MILLÉSIME 2004 by Tom Stevenson in The World of Fine Wines (issue 41 2013)

• The Gold Medal for GRANDE RÉSERVE from Mundis Vini Wine Competition (september 2013)

• and from The Champagne Guide 2014-2015 – Tyson Stelzer Australie for:

GRANDE RÉSERVE: 94 points

GRAND BLANC DE BLANCS: 94 points

GRAND ROSÉ: 94 points

GRAND MILLÉSIME 2004: 96 points

CELEBRIS VINTAGE 2002: 96 points

CELEBRIS ROSÉ 2007: 96 points

This high opinion of the “excellence of GOSSET’s know-how” has also been approved, last October, by the French Government label “EPV” (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant)

, only 2 Champagne Houses have received this honour to-date.

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Le Classement 2014 des Meilleurs Vins de France

Our Producers have been tremendously well represented with nine cuvee’s voted in the Classement (top 100), best wines of France for 2014.

#2 – La Pèira Matissat (Terasses du Larzac) 2010, 100 points

#4 – La Barroche Pure 2010, 100 points

#8 – Clos des Papes Chateuneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2012, 99 points

#12 – Clos des Fées Petite Sibérie 2011, 99 points

#25 – Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2010, 97 points

#36 – Montus (Alain Brumont) Prestige 2009, 96 points

#39 – Chateau du Cèdre GC 2010, 96 points

#64 – Domaine du Pègau Cuvée Reservée 2011, 94 points

#77 – Gosset Grande Millésime 2004, 93 points

Two Exciting New Producers from Languedoc / Roussillon

Two exciting new discoveries from the cooler northern limits of both Languedoc and Roussillon, La Péira and Clos des Fées.

These recently established estates represent the new face of wines, that are finer and more terroir driven that ever seen from Languedoc and Roussillon. Unlocking and discovering the best terroirs of these two vast regions will become one of the most intriguing journeys of this decade, and the next, for the wine trade. The potential is huge, and with sympathetic minimal intervention winemaking that preserves freshness and terroir, the finesse and elegance of wonderful old-vines Cinsault and Carignan becomes clearly apparent. These two varieties are the original mainstays of this region which can produce wines of Burgundian perfume and delicacy (think Bourgogne rouge with much greater depth and intensity), together with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre these also provide depth and intensity while at the same time displaying the origins of their terroirs.

From both these estates yields are in the range of 8-25 hl/ha meaning the total quantity of wine produced resembles the output of a tiny Burgundy domaine more than what one expects from these vast regions. The top wines are made for a very long evolution and will need time to evolve and show their full potential, however the entry level Les Sorcieres and Les Obriers de la Péira are both extremely approachable wines of perfume and freshness that give remarkable pleasure in their first 5 years. These are wines that show the great potential of old vines Carignan and Cinsault and show just how well suited these varieties are to the south of France.