November 11th 2017 - Free Entry
What better way to prepare for the festive season then by sampling some truly fantastic Gosset Champagne and award-winning Frapin Cognac in-store at Real Ale Little Venice? We’ll be opening some special bottles including Gosset’s Grand Blanc de Blancs and the Grand Millesime 2004, these are exceptional champagnes that need to be tried to be believed. David Hargreaves, of Louis Latour, importers of Gosset and Frapin, will be on hand to provide background and expert advice.
Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. Founded by Pierre Gosset in 1584, who, at that time, made mostly red wines. In the 18th century Gosset joined their neighbours and began to make sparkling wines. It was at this time that the house adopted the unique antique flask-shaped bottle that is still used today. Grapes come mainly from the premier and grand cru vineyards surrounding Epernay and the winemaking style is characterised by minimal intervention, extended ageing and no malolactic fermentation. Since 1993 Gosset has been owned by the Renaud Cointreau family.