375mL Grower Champagne. Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne. Fresh apples and cream aromas with a tight citrus and mineral edge. The fruit is fresh but, with the attractive ripeness of white currants. Very full in the mouth, very much a wine, suggesting an ability to go with food. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast May 2013.
The Gimonnets have many old-vine parcels in 30 acres of some of the Côte des Blancs’ choicest grands crus, but the house makes no Champagnes that meet grand cru regulations. Rather, these steadfast acolytes of terroir-through-blending measure out their blend proportions like a coach assembling a team: Cuis, classed lower as a premier cru, adds crucial freshness; Chouilly brings complexity; Oger, body. And there’s vaunted Cramant. “Cramant is like lace—very rich, but completely delicate,” Didier says. Yet Gimonnet coddles even its basic non-vintage wine, taken only from Cuis. All of the reserve wines used in this blend are housed in bottles, as opposed to the more common (and more space-efficient) tanks, a feat of logistical bravura.
Pierre Gimonnet Half Bottle Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
- Brand: Pierre Gimonnet
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 12
- SKU #: 820966