"Fermented in bottle so as to produce significantly lower than standard pressure (the same approach he takes with his “Cuvee Gastronome”), Gimonnet’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Selection Belles Annees reflects a wealth of villages and vineyards. . . . . Jasmine, heliotrope and narcissus offer alluringly sweet and musky perfume, persisting on a polished and buoyant palate, where subtly saline, chalky and alkaline notes add interest to a lingering, discreetly piquant, yet above all caressing and soothing finish. This ought to prove delightfully versatile at table over at least the next couple of years, and represents, by the standards of its appellation, outstanding value.
Pierre Gimonnet farms nearly 70 prime acres – overwhelmingly in the Cote des Blancs – which are reflected in a similarly enormous range of different cuvees, most of them represented in the U.S. market in any given year and tasted by me for this report. What’s more, future expansion of official Champagne acreage around Cramant and Chouilly will offer Gimonnet opportunity to broaden his vine footprint." Robert Parker 91 Points
A blending of recent good vintages, this young-tasting Champagne is at the delicious fruit stage. It is crisp, citrus-flavored and bright with fruitiness. As it develops, the more mineral texture will come through, giving a richer, impressive wine that retains a zesty character. Ideally wait a few months after purchase before drinking. Wine Enthusiast 93
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