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  • A quintessential apéritif & identifiable "Pierre Gimonnet style".
  • Consistently, classy, light & fresh, celebrating the purity of Cuis.
  • "One of the most pristine Champagnes for its price"- 93/100 Tyson Stelzer.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Golden-Yellow
Nose Aromas of baked bread, yeast and honey are backed with the finesse of green apples and lemon.
Palate Round and full flavoured, full of lemon blossom, citrus, ginger and almond. A very fine bead, racy acidity and chalky minerality, with a long, clean finish.
Food Pairing Creamy brie cheese platter.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes 100% Chardonnay from five different harvests, blended in a subtle but classic "Pierre Gimonnet" style. Low dosage and aged in bottle for up to 30 months before release.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage NV
Region Champagne
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Champagne
Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.



Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.

A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.



Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.



Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.
93
points
Allen Meadows
A wafting and distinctly cool nose featuring essence of white flowers and Meyer lemon slides gracefully into bright, clean and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess lovely depth and length on the markedly dry finish. This is dry but not aggressively so and I very much like the yeasty character that adds significant interest to the finale. For my taste this is drinking perfectly now though it could easily be held. Lovely and understated.
93
points
Tyson Stelzer
A merry celebration of the freshness of Cuis, the quintessential apéritif and one of the most pristine Champagnes for its price. Impeccable phenolic maturity, It sings with crystalline purity of lemon blossom, lemon juice and grapefruit, and an almond nut maturity providing a sense of dimension. Gentle chalk minerality and beautiful integrate dosage linger with outstanding persistence.
91
points
Wine Spectator
Hints of pineapple and baked peach add a ripe fruit accent to this otherwise firm and dry version, featuring a fine bead, minerally undertow and well-knit flavors of persimmon, fresh ginger and slivered almond.

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