Champagne F. Cossy
I found the wines of F. Cossy almost by accident. I was trying to set up an appointment to taste with Cédric Moussé, a young vigneron in the village of Cuissles that I’d heard a lot about. Cédric got back to me and said he’s just done a deal with another US importer, but he thought I should taste the wines made by his fiancé Sophie. I had an opening in my schedule, so off to Cossy I went. Merci Cédric!
Young Sophie Cossy took over winemaking when her father Francis passed away, and now Sophie and her mother Geneviève are running the family estate. Sophie was only 25 when she took the helm, and proved to be a quick study in the cellar and vineyards. As is often the case, the wines are a reflection of the personality and style of their maker. In this case that means charming, attractive, and very easy to like.
The family has been farming their vineyards since 1764, and began bottling under their own label since the 1950s. Located in the 1er Cru village Jouy-lès-Reims (a tiny village on the western outskirts of Reims, Champagne’s largest city), their vineyard holdings extend into the neighboring village of Pargny-lès-Reims as well.
Sophie’s wines show an exceptionally graceful touch – elegance and finesse and full of feminine charm. I fell in love with the wines at first sip. Seductive, classic, and fine. And one of the best values in Grower Champagne to be found anywhere.
In the fall of 2015 we released a wine we made in collaboration with Sophie - our Caveau Extra-Brut Champagne - a special bottling to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our import adventures.