As we count down to a new year, here are some Champagne picks from critic Joshua Greene’s December issue tastings to pop as the ball drops (or beforehand if you don’t feel like waiting)!
A01 is one of two wines representing the first release from Christian Gosset, a descendant of the family behind Gosset Champagne. His rosé is based on the 2016 vintage, with pinot noir from his vineyards in Aÿ, and 13 percent chardonnay from Chouilly. He ferments it spontaneously in enamel-lined vats and allows the wine to undergo malolactic conversion. It’s an exuberant rosé that seems to fill the room with its presence, even as it fills the mouth with joyful freshness. Scents of strawberry fields, crushed red berries and just-ripe peaches last along with lime minerality. Catch this now, for its energy.
Imported by De Maison Selections, Chapel Hill, NC
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This story appears in the print issue of December 2021.
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