Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Blanc de Blancs 1995
Pierre Gimonnet is one of the smaller grower houses of Champagne that absolutely deserves discovering. The Gimonnet family have been cultivating their vines in the villages of Cuis, Cramant, and Chouilly, on Champagne's famous Cote des Blancs, since 1750. The Gimonnet's restrict themselves to working solely with Chardonnay sourced from high quality plots on the Cotes des Blancs. The Blanc de Blancs has a fresh and youthful style on the nose, floral with a hint of nuts. The palate is lively with lots of fruit and defining acidity.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Blanc de Blancs
($48; disgorged May, 2010): Bright straw. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet offers lime pith, fennel, jasmine and chalk. Lively and delineated in the mouth, lending incisive citrus and quince flavors that are underscored by intense minerality. V... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Gimonnet et Fils, Pierre Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuis Premier Cru 750ml
Brisk and compact, exhibiting apple, floral and lemon notes on a lean profile. Nicely balanced and crisp on the finish. Drink now through 2010.
Pale green-tinged straw color. A highly perfumed bouquet displays white flowers, lime and lemongrass, along with a strong mineral overtone. Pure, sharply focused citrus flavors are impressively racy, with a refreshing note of lime zest on the back en... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Gimonnet et Fils, Pierre Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuis Premier Cru 750ml
($46; lot #*5020161 on the back label) Light straw color with an energetic mousse. Racy citrus nose opens nicely to show lemon-lime, acacia and lemongrass tones that carry onto the palate. Fresh and firmly structured, with dry flavors of dusty lime a... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Gimonnet et Fils, Pierre Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuis Premier Cru 750ml
Food Pairings for Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Blanc de Blancs
<p>This wonderfully balanced Champagne features notes of pear. Recommended to pair with rich, creamy dishes.</p>