Confusingly, in the world of Champagne, Extra Dry means slightly sweet. So this pale colored rosé is soft, treading a fine line between bright acidity and a riper, confected character. That sweetness is well integrated, though, in keeping with the crisp Gosset style. It's ready to drink.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.