Gimonnet Champagne ‘The best-value sparkling wine of any kind that I have tasted in the past five years’

photo gimmonet articleThis pronouncement was made in this month’s DECANTER Magazine about Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club Millesime de Collection Blanc de Blancs 2008. Although the 2008 is no longer available to us, the 2009 Vintage is shaping up to be just as good, and is available in limited quantities from Honest2Goodness Wines!

Here’s more of what Decanter had to say: ‘A beguiling transparency of pure acid drive propels an incredible finish that splashes long and strong with breathtaking, scintillating, crystalline minerality. This is a cuvee of effortless poise and boundless energy.

H2G have been importing Gimonnet since 2014. The wines are produced from grapes grown on the 28hA vineyards in Premier and Grand Cru sites in the Cote de Blancs area of Champagne, with much of the vines planted over 40 years ago. The wines are intense and rich but yet also fresh and well-balanced – and they are exceptionally well priced for their quality.

The Decanter article (Stelzer’s Dream Dozen Prestige Cuvees – Dec 2015) is written by Tyson Stelzer, a well-known Australian Champagne expert, and the Gimonnet entry features alongside better known Champagne houses such as Pol Roger, Louis Roederer, Krug and Tattinger, so they are in top-notch company, without the high-end price tag… Here’s the RRP for our range of Gimonnet:

Gimonnet Cuis NV Ier Cru Blancs de Blancs Champagne €51.00

Gimonnet Gastronome 1er Cru 2009 Champagne €56.00

Gimonnet Special Club Vintage 2009 Champagne €78.00 (this is the newer vintage of the wine in the Decanter Article).

WHOLESALE Customers – please contact us for pricing.

A great, relatively affordable place to start would be with the Gimonnet Cuis NV Ier Cru Blancs de Blancs Champagne – made with 100% Chardonnay:

 ‘Beautifully pure, floral nose and on the palate, nuances of stone-fruit, acacia, brioche and an underlying minerality,  with a long crisp, nutty finish’.

You can read more about the Gimonnet family here

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