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Celebris Rosé 2008 Brut, Champagne Gosset's latest champagne

Sep 23, 2021 • 2 mins
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With Celebris Rosé 2008, the oldest wine house in Champagne, Champagne Gosset offers us its take on the definition of a "Grand Vin".

Celebris, luscious and fresh

The Champagne House only produces Celebris in years when the harvests are truly exceptional, and only 4 vintages have therefore been produced in 25 years. Body, freshness, minerality, depth, structure and longevity, here we have a very select and rare champagne that delights the eyes and excites the taste buds!

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A brief overview of 2008

2008 was a complex year with various weather incidents that were not always great news for the vines. This vintage revealed its potential at harvest time when the weather was dry and bright with a pleasant coolness at sunset. The result was elegant, vibrant wines with good ageing potential.

In this particular vintage, the rosé was made from a majority of Chardonnay (72%) complemented by Pinot Noir (28%), including 8% red wine from the prestigious Ambonnay, Cumières and Bouzy crus.
This “Grand Vin” was cellared in 2009 and disgorged 12 years later, in April 2021, and given a dosage of 6.5g/l.

Celebris 2008 with the senses

Appearance
Célébris Rosé 2008 reveals a bright copper hue, a colour that comes from maturation typical of long-aged wines. It immediately makes us want to nose and taste the wine!
Nose
Aromas of strawberry jam, pepper and menthol come to the fore and then give way to ripe stone fruit such as peaches, nectarines and apricots. These make us eager to move on to the palate.
Palate
The same aromas come through again and even evolve to include black cherries and blood orange, which add freshness and acidity to a luscious wine. The minerality of the Chardonnay predominating in the blend creates a lovely iodine finish.
En accord
Savour Gosset's Célébris Rosé 2008 with mushrooms, foie gras, lobster or poultry, or anything you fancy… there’s just one simple rule: ENJOY!