The Gimonnet family have been cultivating the vine in Cuis, on Champagne’s famous Côtes des Blancs, since 1750, although for many years they sold their fruit to the aforementioned grandes maisons. It was after 1955 that the wines of Pierre Gimonnet et Fils began to demonstrate the character that we see in them today. At this time Michel, Pierre’s son, set about creating a range of Champagnes which would typify the exclusively Chardonnay Gimonnet style. The high percentage of old vines at this estate sets it apart in a region suffering from a plethora of very young vineyards.
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils | ‘Cuvee Fleuron,’ 1er Cru Brut, Champagne, France 2009
The 2009 Fleuron is round, voluptuous & racy. There is so much to like, especially the way the wine maintains so much freshness given its intensity.
- Vintage-year: 2009
- Region: Champagne
- Country: France
- Grape-variety: 100% Chardonnay
- Color: Sparkling
- Size: 1.5L
- Price-range: Over $100
|Dimensions||4.75 × 4.75 × 16 in|
This is classic wine drunk in the bars of Nantes with oysters. It is so crisp, light with an almost shocking amount of acidity.
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