Gosset Victoire de Valmy - 20 septembre 1792 Information
About the domain
Gosset, whose ancestors settled in Aÿ in at least 1484, is one of the oldest champagne houses (created in 1584 by Jean Gosset). In 2007, Béatrice Cointreau, who handed it down to her brother Jean-Pierre, brilliantly revived this very old champagne house after its purchase by the famous Cognac family in 1993. Gosset has made a specialty of vinous champagnes, intense and powerful, which age masterfully. This is particularly the case of the brilliant vintage cuvées and Celebris. In 2007 the maison launched a new cuvée, a remarkable and firm Blanc des Blancs.
About the cuvée
Cuvée Victoire de Valmy 20 septembre 1792 was launched in 1989 to commemorate the bicentenary of the French Revolution. It has been on sale for a little over a year and is now part of a collection of 6 wines representing six of the Revolution's major characters and events. This collection is reserved for the presidential palace of Togo, which has remained loyal to the Gosset brand for many years.
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