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

Champagne, FranceUnderstated and classic, this 1er Cru always impresses with its cut and precision. Didier, third generation of the Gimonnet family, oversees the winemaking of this Côtes des Blancs grower champagne house based in Cuis. This wine, like all of their chardonnay-centric wines, is crystal crisp and bright, driving through to the lingering finish. Based on the 2016 harvest, this has 35% reserve wines from the previous 4 harvests to provide depth and complexity. Gimonnet keeps all their reserve wines in magnum under crown cap to preserve the freshness and prevent oxygen ingress. My bottle was disgorged in December 2020 at 6 g/L. Shining lemon pith leads into a very chalky, grippy and taut palate, with green apple, meringue, lemon blossoms, and a shimmery vibrance. Fresh on the attack, though the core is polished by the reserve wines, this is an excellent solo sipper as well as oyster mate. Fantastic value for this blanc de blancs.Tasted: 05 September 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 67.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Pierre GimonnetDistributors: Liquid Art Selections
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 356675