Pierre Gimonnet SPECIAL CLUB GTC Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay

75 cl
Rating: 4.00
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100% Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay from old vines, Dosage: extra-brut 5g/l, 5 years bottle maturation

85% Grand cru – 15% 1er cru:

  • 58% CRAMANT Grand Cru - 9% Bateau and Gros Mont; 14% Briquettes, 16% Terres des Buissons and 9% Champ du Prévot 
  • 27% CHOUILLY Grand Cru Mont Aigu
  • 15% CUIS 1er Cru Croix-Blanche und Roualles

Production 2016: 26'320 bt.

This represents an extremely meticulous blend of the estate’s oldest vines (plots of vines over forty years old, the two oldest plots planted in 1911 and 1913), mainly growing in Cramant Grand Cru (appr. 60%), and completed with Chouilly Grand Cru (appr. 30%) and a hint of Cuis 1er cru (10-15%) to give that Gimonnet-style touch of crispness. This cuvee is crafted with almost unbelievably uncompromising care at every stage of the vinification process. It embodies the archetypal Pierre Gimonnet style: a cuvee with a superb structure, a silky texture that offers superlative substance, and unbeatable finesse and elegance.

Antonio Galloni 95/100: This brings together so many of the elements that makes these Champagnes so distinctive. There is plenty of freshness, power and volume. Old vines in Cramant, Chouilly and Cuis confer palatable richness and feeling of gravitas that is impossible to miss. At the same time, there is a touch of translucence that is so alluring.

Suckling 96/100: Very complex nose of citrus blossoms, floral honey and brioche with a hint of fresh mushroom. Really concentrated, but so incredibly focused and precise, this is a masterpiece of chardonnay elegance! Very long and extremely mineral finish that lights up the sky like fireworks. A cuvée of wines from the Grand Cru villages of Cramant (60%) and Chouilly (26%) with wine from the 1er Cru village of Cuis (14%), the oldest vines dating back to 1911 and 1913. Drink or hold.