10 February 2010

Gosset - 2 new champagnes and Bolney English wine added to the range this weekend

Not only are we going to be stocking a new English sparkling but we will also be expanding our Champagne section. This weekend we are adding the renowned champagne house Gosset to our selection of champagnes.

Gosset is one of the oldest Champagne houses in France. Founded in 1584, the grapes used come from only the best villages in the Grand Cru and Premier Cru regions. Gosset has also been using the same 60 villages for every vintage since, well since forever! They wines are produced from only the first press juice and they don't go through malolactic fermentation to ensure the freshness and vitality of the champagne.

We are introducing the Gosset Grande Reserve and the Gosset Grande Rose. The Grand Reserve is made from the 3 great varietals of Champagne, chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. A lively, effervescent champagne with an intense and complex nose, aromas reminiscent of an early spring bouquet of spring flowers. Generous and full on the palate, fruity and smooth with flavours of figs and candied cherries followed by a lovely toasty almondy note. A long finish with remarkable crispness. A fabulous libation to enjoy with poulty or pork.

The Gosset Grande Rose is composed of chardonnay and pinot noir with the addition of still pinot noir to the blend to give it a lovely rose complexion. Fresh summer fruits on the nose, raspberries, wild strawberries and redcurrants. An opulent, full bodied rose, on the palate it shows plenty of red fruit jam and morello cherry. A lipsmackingly good rose which pairs well with seafish, small game or even a fruit tart.

We're also featuring 3 wines from Bolney Estate which produces Bookers Vineyard wines. Bolney is located in Sussex and has been awarded many accolades in the International Wine Challenge and the Decanter World Wine Awards. We are pleased to be carrying the Bookers Vineyard 2007 Pinot noir, the Bookers Vineyard 2009 Autumn spice, a lovely well balanced white wine with plenty of crisp acidity and a spicy character. We are also featuring the Bookers Vineyard 2009 Bolney Blush rose,  a fragrant wine with a lovely coral blush hue, it's made from pinot noir and is the perfect accompaniment for a lazy lunch or light dinner.

Please come along to see what other new wines we have in stock.