We have a bit more of this great buy for Blanc de Blancs grower Champagne from Gimmonet, which continues to be a favorite address of the category. 2018 is an excellent example of this vintage cuvee and is showing gorgeously with many years to come. We have a few cases at this low pricing in stock, and for grower champagne, this is always a highly recommended buy.
Gimonnet is easily one of the addresses that come to mind when we think about our favorite Grower Champagne Producers. Over the years we have worked with these wines, we have always been mesmerized by them as they are an integral part of the grower champagne community.
The Gimonnet family has been in the Village of Cuis since the 17th century, working the vineyards as laborers, sharecroppers, and winegrowers. The Gimonnet house is one of the main assets to the family, and today they own almost 30 hectares of prized Champagne vineyards. The Gimonnets have always been driven to make the best Champagne possible. This dedication has not gone unnoticed, becoming one of the favorite addresses for grower Champagne among the savvy.
Gastronome was a cuvee created in 1947 by Pierre Gimonnet and was historically made for restaurants to serve by the glass. 100% Chardonnay sourced from the Grand cru vineyards of Cramant (39%), Chouilly (24.5%), and Ogier (3%), along with some premier cru fruit from Vertus (10.5%) and Cuis (23%). Naturally, this goes very well with food and is designed to have finer and lighter bubbles thanks to a lower amount of sugar during the secondary fermentation, giving it a gentle effervescence with a creamy texture. Fresh, elegant, and balanced. Perfect for an aperitif and beyond. Three years on the lees, 5-gram dosage.
JebDunnuck.com (Audrey Frick) 93 points! "The 2018 Champagne Cuvée Gastronome Brut has a bit sunnier feel, with primary fruit aromas of Williams pear, lime blossoms, candy, and green apple. The palate is full and rounded, with a coarser mineral texture throughout compared to the other cuvée. It has wonderful salinity and takes on a more savory expression that I find quite attractive. This feel slike it has the structure to carry on for 2-3 decades to come. (Drink between 2022-2052)"
Antonio Galloni 92 points! "The 2018 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Gastronome is a dense, powerful wine. I would give it a few years in bottle to soften, as some of the edges are pretty angular at this point. I very much like the depth and vinous intensity of the Gastronome in 2018. Pear, dried flowers, chamomile, mint and spice build into the deep, potent finish. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged: April 7, 2022.(Drink between 2022-2030)"