The bulk of this bottling, eighty percent comes from the 2014 vintage with the remainder split between the 2013 and 2012 harvests. The cuvee was aged on its lees for 34 months before being freshly disgorged in March 2018 with 6 grams of dosage. This Blanc de Noirs shows an initial aroma set of red apple, yellow plum, cedar, and additional aromas of hazelnut, apple butter, and quince. The palate has a acid zing to it that manages to balance out the stone fruits, red apple, hazelnut and just there minerality. With the acid and the presence on the palate, try this with Grilled pork and peaches . D&M Tasting Notes
This is a grower moving from strength to strength. The names on the label represent the meeting of two families both of whom can trace their involvement in wine back seven generations. Xavier Gonet hails from a long standing Champagne family that is centered in the Côte de Blancs while Julie Medeville comes from Bordeaux where her family is involved primarily in Sauternes. When it came time to divvy up the land and chateaus of the Gonet family, Xavier passed on the chalk cellars and grand estates and instead asked for plots of land in the Marne valley as well as some choice plots in the Côte des Blancs.
(As a side note, Xavier’s sister owns and runs the grower producer Philippe Gonet) Their new state-of-the-art winery is located in the premier cru village of Bisseuil. Xavier and Julie own 12 acres of organically farmed Pinot Noir vines in the village boundary, and here is where this bottle hails from.
RM or récoltant-manipulant. Driven by passion for their product, these producers bottle and sell their wines under their own labels. There is a potential for high quality combined with good value, and wines that might reflect the terroir of small plots of land rather than standardised blends. R stands for Récoltant ( the literal translation is "Harvester") M stands for Manipulant ( literally "Handler") These "grower" champagnes account for just under 3 percent of the total market.
Gonet-Medeville Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne-RM
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- SKU #: 6574