NV Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Rosé “Rosé de Blancs”, Champagne, France

A very pale rosé champagne with delicate strawberry and raspberry aromas, but this is as much about the elegance of chardonnay as anything else. Long, filigree finish that’s all berry flavors and hard to resist! A cuvée of 94% chardonnay from Cramant, Chouilly, Oger, Cuis and Vertus with 6% pinot noir from Bouzy. Disgorged in October, 2021 and with very low dosage for this category.



The cuvee consists of 95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir vin rouge mostly coming from 2018. The Chardonnay comes from Cramant Grand Cru (26%), Chouilly Grand Cru (10%), Oger Grand Cru (9%), Cuis 1er Cru (41% ), Vertus 1er Cru (9%), Pinot Noir from Cumières 1er Cru Rouge. The soils are mostly chalk. Both alcohol and malolactic fermentation take place in stainless steel. The wine is aged for 22+ months in bottle before disgorgment.


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.


Grape(s) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Farming Organic