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Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Brut Cuis 1er Cru Blanc de Blancstext

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

Côte des Blancs, Champagne, FranceUnderstated and classic, this 1er Cru always impresses with its cut and precision. Didier, the third generation of the Gimonnet family, oversees the winemaking of this Côtes des Blancs grower champagne house based in Cuis, with 30 HA owned. Like all of their chardonnay-centric wines, this wine is crystal crisp and bright, driving through to the lingering finish. This carries 25-30% reserve wines from the previous nine harvests to provide depth and complexity. Gimonnet keeps all their reserve wines in magnum under the crown cap to preserve the freshness and prevent oxygen ingress. My bottle was disgorged in September, around 5-6 g/L. A chalky base is cut with crunchy red and green apple, lit with shining lemon pith and peel, with a kiss of meringue carrying this streamlined fizz through a lingering, saline finish. Super bright, effortlessly drinkable, authentic and pure = my go-to champagne.Tasted: 31 August 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$90.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne Pierre GimonnetDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 356675