2005 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Vintage Collection, Champagne, France - 1.5L MAG

$364.99

Very fresh with bundles of lemon and lime and beautiful chalky character. The low dosage makes it extra brut but that doesn't come across as it has so much fruit and ripeness mixed with lees character that builds up to some light custard layering. Tastes much more than it costs!

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$364.99

 ABOUT THIS WINE

57% Cramant Grand Cru, 30% Chouilly Grand Cru & 13% Cuis 1er Cru. 100% Chardonnay with 10 years on lees. 4 g/l dosage and disgorged September 2017. Drink now to 2030. 

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

Didier Gimonnet is the second generation of growers to direct this superb estate, with 28 hectares of holdings in grand and premier cru villages, predominantly in the Côte de Blancs. The winery is in the premier cru village of Cuis where Didier’s family has been growing grapes since 1750. Pierre Gimonnet, Dider’s Grandfather, started bottling estate champagnes in 1935. In addition to the 13.5 hectares in Cuis, Gimonnet owns 11 hectares of chardonnay vines in the grand cru villages of Cramant and Chouilly, plus another hectare in Oger and two in Vertus. Gimonnet also owns half a hectare of pinot noir, split between the grand cru of Aÿ and 1er cru of Mareuil-sur Aÿ

The high percentage of old vines at this estate sets it apart in a region suffering from a plethora of very young vineyards. Seventy percent of Gimonnet’s holdings are over 30 years old, of which some forty percent are over 40 years old, with 100+ year old vines in the lieux-dits of Le Fond du Bateau, planted in 1911, and Buisson planted in 1913, both in the Grand Cru village of Cramant.

Details:

Vintage NV
Producer Pierre Gimonnet
Wine Type Sparkling Wine
Grape(s) Chardonnay
Appellation Champagne
Region Champagne
Country France
Farming Sustainable