We searched long and hard before we selected the Champagne house that we wanted to work with and we certainly found what we were looking for in this and the Blanc de Blanc, beautifully crafted, family owned, growers Champagnes. We are extremely passionate about supporting the families who grow their own grapes and make their own wines, rather than those who simply sell their grapes on, which is now the norm in Champagne as huge companies and brands dominate.
Gimonnet is a small, artisanal, family-owned Champagne house with terroir being at the forefront of the house style. Overseeing 28 ha of vineyards exclusively planted with Chardonnay, Didier and Olivier Gimonnet are carrying on the family tradition of crafting superb Blanc de Blancs (100% chardonnay) champagne. The house has mastered the Chardonnay grape like no other producer and this is a perfect example of this, a non-vintage Brut of remarkable purity. Their ethereal, elegant and extremely long-lived Champagnes are simply a must-have for any Champagne lover.
This premier cru blanc de blanc has a beautifully pure and floral nose with citrus notes followed by a palate with a racy, energetic feel with nuances of stone fruit, acacia, brioche and underlying minerality. Lovely purity and vitality run like a vein through the wine which has a long, crisp, slightly nutty finish. An exemplary Blanc de Blancs and great apéritif style. This is so much more interesting than many champagnes at the same price. This really speaks of the character of Cuis – the heart and soul of Gimonnet’s vineyard holdings.
Blanc de blancs Champagne is so vibrant in its acidity it wants nothing more than to throw itself into food. Enjoy this with any seafood or fried foods. This Champagne would be a superb match with oysters, fried chicken, fish and chips or soft creamy cheeses – Brie is a classic match