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Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Blanc de Blancs NV

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"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 end. Very fine blanc de blancs with strong finishing cut and clarity. This would work really well with raw oysters...92" IWC 12/09 "Fresh scents of ginger, lemon and apple seem to build right out of the tight acidity of this wine, lasting on gentle spice. A pale, smoky soil character adds depth to the flavors. For prawns in a cream sauce...90" Wine & Spirits 12/11

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils:
Since 1750, the history of the Gimonnet family is indissociable of the one of the Champagne vineyard.  From the beginning, the Gimonnet family are winegrowers that go about their harvest by the rules of Champagne trade.  Anecdotes, legends and experiences enrich themselves with the passing of the centuries and transmit themselves generation to generation. The know-how and the love of the vine a... Read more
Since 1750, the history of the Gimonnet family is indissociable of the one of the Champagne vineyard.  From the beginning, the Gimonnet family are winegrowers that go about their harvest by the rules of Champagne trade.  Anecdotes, legends and experiences enrich themselves with the passing of the centuries and transmit themselves generation to generation. The know-how and the love of the vine also play an important part in this process. It was during the period between the two great wars that the wine-making activity of the house really began. Around 1935, Pierre drew up the first tariffs. The fresh grape juice cohabitated with the "quiet native wine of Champagne" and a "Champagne Cru" … Practically at the same price. From 1955, Michel Gimonnet, the son Pierre, invested himself with passion and audacity in the development of a range of Champagne "Houses".  He knows each vine of every acre that he trampled on during his youth.  It is he who knows how unique the family vineyard is.  The style of its wines goes some way to express the whole beauty, vivacity, and its race. ichel generated a concern of an almost obsessional perfection; a requirement of such extremes transmitted to its sons, Olive Tree and Didier. Such intransigence implies a severe technical precision, but following the example of the true goldsmiths of wine, the Gimonnet family still work with respect to the hand-crafted work. For the harvest all the grapes are gathered manually.  The grapes are pressed in a traditional manner, automatically divided, into two pneumatic managed presses, since 1996. Conscious of the variety and big wealth of their vineyard, Olivier and Didier Gimonnet put all their work into extracting the most beautiful expressions of the grapes and its “Terroir” (soil).  The vinifications are carried out in small capacity tanks (of 25 to 125 hl), thus preserving the characteristics of the vineyard parcels, linked to the age of the vines, or again to their "climate". Read less
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External Reviews for Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Blanc de Blancs

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2010

($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


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
01/19/2009

Brisk and compact, exhibiting apple, floral and lemon notes on a lean profile. Nicely balanced and crisp on the finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2010

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/08/2011

($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



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<p>This wonderfully balanced Champagne features notes of pear. Recommended to pair with rich, creamy dishes.</p>


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