Champagne Gimonnet-Gonet - L'Origine - Grand Cru - Blanc de Blancs NV (1.5L)
In 1986, Philippe Gimonnet and Anne Gonet bottled their first Champagnes together as Champagne Gimonnet-Gonet, with the goal to produce wines of the highest quality. Phillipe and Anne started with just 5 hectares, which have since grown into 13.5 hectares, mostly in Grand Cru villages of the Côtes des Blancs: Chouilly, Cramant, Oiry, Oger and Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger. They also have smaller holdings of Pinot Noir and Meunier in the Vallée de la Marne in the villages of Bouquigny, Vincelles, Verneuil and Trélou. In 2012, their son, Charles, joined the team, and together the family works as naturally as possible in both the vineyard and the cellar to craft Champagnes of elegance, distinction and quality.
Gimonnet-Gonet's L'Origine Brut is made from 100% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru villages of Oiry, Chouilly, Oger, Cramant and Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger from vines that average 35 years of age. The grapes are fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks before blending with 30-45% reserve wine and aged in bottle for 22-36 months. Deep gold color with a steady stream of small, attractive bubbles. Expressive aromas of green apple, alpine strawberry, raspberry and an autolytic note reminiscent of beignets plume forth in an enticing medley from the glass. The palate is racy and textured with flavors of kiwi, salted citrus and apples that effortlessly flow into a refreshing finish with remarkable concentration and length. 6 g/l dosage.