One of our favorite growers, Gimonnets mastery of Chardonnay, is unbeatable at this level. While we usually think the mid to high-end range is the sweet spot, their entry-level Cruis 1er is still an excellent buy. Made with the same devotion to quality as one would expect from Gimonnet, the Cruis 1er cru is a fantastic introduction to this incredible family of growers. This Cuvee is very consistent and is chosen to represent a house style that is easily recognized in any vintage. The Cuis 1er is an aromatically expressive wine with a balanced and tactile palate that is classically Gimonnet. It's a fantastic Champagne year after year, and it is a great one to have stocked at home, especially in this fun, smaller size!