Here is our first offer ever of this unique Cote de Blancs Rose from a top grower that is one of our Favorites here at Envoyer. Based in Cuis, Gimmonet has almost 30 hectares of vines, many of which at the premier and grand cru level. The Gimmonet's have been growing grapes since the 17th century, with Pierre Gimmonet starting the House and bottling his Champagnes in 1935. Gimmonet's take on the Rose here is to show off the beauty of the Cote de Blancs, keeping the Chardonnay the focus, with just a touch of still red mainly for color and a little extra complexity. The blend comes to 93% Chardonnay mainly from Cuis but a bit from Chouilly and Cramant too with 7% Pinot Noir added. A finely knit and racy rose that sees a tremendous amount of drive from the older Chardonnay vines used here. This is a Rose that even non-Rose drinkers will enjoy, and with its fantastic minerality and tactile expression, it's a bottle worth trying.
Antonio Galloni 91 points! "The NV Brut Rosé de Blancs is incredibly distinctive. Cranberry, crushed rocks, chalk, slate, and white pepper are all finely sketched. The Rosé de Blancs is mostly Chardonnay, with just a touch of still red Pinot, and it is the Chardonnay that really drives the wine's personality. Readers will find an especially nervy, taut Rosé with impeccable balance and tons of sheer appeal. Disgorged: November 2019. (Drink between 2020-2025)"