GOSSET Grande Réserve Brut Champagne NV
(Champagne, France) $50
What does finesse mean? The first time I heard that term I was a young writer, and I imagined that finesse was immediately knowable like “oaky” or “tannic” were knowable. But now I understand that finesse is the white space on the page. It’s the jewelry you took off. It’s the exquisite sense that what could have been done, wasn’t done. Or said. And so what’s left is a certain excitement because you’re close to something true and pure. Gosset (go SAY) Grande Réserve is all about finesse. Founded in 1584, the house of Gosset made still wines before making sparkling. It is the oldest wine firm in the Champagne region, and its Champagne is fitting to drink today, National Champagne Day.
95 points KM
Available at K&L Wines