Gimonnet Rose de Blancs (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Sparkling

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    NV

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Sub-Region

    Cote de BlancsMontagne de ReimsBouzy

  • Grape

    ChardonnayPinot Noir

  • Farming Method

    ConventionalMost products with this label come from producers who do their best to avoid any intervention at all but it’s possible that some of the aforementioned preventative measures and additions are deemed necessary. Learn More

  • ABV

  • Food Pairing

    Beef TartareSoft CheeseSushi

The Gimonnet family has been growing vines in Champagne since 1750. Pierre Gimonnet, for whom the estate is named, began making wine in the village of Cuis since 1935.  Today Pierre’s grandsons Didier and Olivier are in charge of the estate.  This grower Champagne house has more vineyard acreage in the Côte des Blancs than any other recoltant manipulant or grower; about 69 acres.

The Gimmonets have many old-vine parcels in 30 acres of some of the Côte des Blancs’ choicest grands crus, but the house makes no Champagnes that meet grand cru regulations. Instead, they consciously choose to blend from different sites in order to craft their desired style. All of their reserve wines used for their NV are housed in bottles rather than the more common practice of keeping reserve wines in tanks.

Tasting Notes

This is an elegant and fresh rosé Champagne that will appeal to those who love a Blanc de Blancs due to the high proportion of Chardonnay.  The hint of Pinot Noir gives the wine its light pink colour and brings added depth of fruit (red berries) and a delicate floral note.  Enjoy on its own, with crudo (raw fish or beef tartar), fresh salads or soft cheeses.    

Method

This is a new iteration of Champagne for Gimonnet, a house known for their Blanc de Blancs bubblies.  The house managed to make a rosé Champagne without changing their signature style of purity, freshness and elegance.  93 % Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs sub-regionmakes up most of the blend.  7% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims (Bouzy) sub-region brings a light pink colour and berry fruit aromas and flavours.  The grapes come from a combination of Grand Cru and Premiers Cru vineyards within the regions.  They are hand harvested, pressed and the juice cold settles before temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation followed by malolactic fermenation in stainless steel tanks.  The Chardonnay rests on the lees in stainless tank for 6 to 8 months, cold stabilized and clay filtered.  The Chardonnay wine and Pinot Noir wine is blended and the assemblage is bottled and left to rest for 18 months for secondary fermenation and more leese ageing.  The wine is disgorged 3 months before shipping and is given a 5 g/L dosage. 

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