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Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Brut Cuis 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs
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Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Brut Cuis 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne, FranceThis understated 1er cru is impressive time immemorial. Didier, third generation of the Gimonnet family, oversees this small Côtes des Blancs grower champagne house. This wine, like all of their chardonnay-centric wines, is crystal crisp and bright, with driving linearity through to the lingering finish. Five different harvests in the cuvée provide depth and complexity to this 1er cru, though the base is youthful, keeping the freshness and the piercing acidity of Cuis prominent. This bottle was disgorged in January 2015, and showing notes of maturity. Nougat, green apple, sea salt, elderflower and lemon open onto schisty complexity, showing a base of brioche dough, with chalky purity, vivacious intensity and a shimmery, saline-laced lemon pith to the finish. Chardonnay’s pure elegance and finesse, with a shadow of bottle age, perfectly expressed.Tasted: 12 April 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 67.00 private wine shops QC 61.75 SAQ NS 60.00 Producer: Champagne Pierre GimonnetDistributors: Liquid Art Selections
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 356675