Champagne Gimonnet

About Champagne Gimonnet

Since 1750, the Gimonnet family's passion and livelihood have been closely tied to the vineyards of Champagne. Centuries of tradition, knowledge and dedication have been passed down through three generations and today, the estate is in the extremely capable hands of Didier and Olivier Gimonnet. The aim of the House is to extract maximum expression from the grapes and terroir. With 16 hectares in Premier Cru vineyards and 12 hectares in Grand Cru vineyards nestling in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, they are ideally placed to cultivate some of the region's finest Chardonnay.

The average vine age is around 35 years and 80% of the Grand Cru vineyards are over 40 years of age. The dosage is deliberately kept to a minimum in order to maintain maximum acidity and freshness. Unusually for champagne, Gimonnet bottle and store their reserve wines to give greater complexity to the Cuis 1er Cru NV; four or even five years of reserve wines can be included in this Brut cuvée blend. Gimonnet consistently produce a range of outstanding premium champagnes that embody the unique house style, the hallmarks of which are purity of fruit, vivacity and minerality.

Gimmonet is the only house in Champagne to preserve all reserve wines in bottle. Vinification is carried out in small tanks of 25-125 hl only, allowing the characteristics of each, small vineyard parcel to be preserved. Dosage is restricted to a maximum of 8g/lt to ensure that the delicate expressions of terroir and grape are not masked.

It is clear that every decision made at this Domaine is carefully calculated and discussed by the family to maintain a high level of quality and consistency in their style. A toast to Didier, his distinctive, distinguished Champagne and small growers bringing authenticity and character to a region often dominated by the big brands.

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About the Wines

Champagne « Cuis 1er Cru » Brut NV

This 100% Chardonnay from Cuis 1er Cru, Cotes de Blancs, is a blend of 5 different vintages. The blend of the current vintage, is 72% of 2008, 13.3% of 2007, 3.3% of 2006, 7.5% of 2005, 3.9% of 2004.

Champagne Cuvée Rosé 1er Cru Brut NV

Didier and Olivier Gimonnet describe this cuvée as a Gastronome, but with a hint of Pinot Noir. Indeed, this Rosé is made in the exact same style as any other Gimonnet wine. It is made from 94% Chardonnay, from Chouilly Grand Cru to Cuis 1er Cru, with 6% Pinot Noir from Bouzy Grand Cru.

Champagne "Gastronome" Brut 1er Cru 2009 (curent vintage)

Originally made for the restaurants, this young champagne is made in a fresher style. The vineyards are dominantly Chouilly Grand Cru and Cuis 1er Cru (39% and 26%), with Oger Grand Cru (15%) and Cramant Grand Cru (20%) adding mineralty and freshness.

Champagne Brut "Fleuron" Brut 1er Cru 2006 (curent Vintage)

This particular Champagne is for the Gimonnet, the true expression of their style and house. It is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The "Fleuron" is rather a blend of vineyards, than anything else; it is made from 45% Chouilly Grand Cru, 23% Cramant Grand Cru, 8% Oger Grand Cru, 23% " Cuis" 1er Cru.

Champagne L’Oenophile Extra-Brut Non-Dosé 2008

This champagne is unique for two reasons, first it has only been made twice, and secondly, it is without dosage (or “non-dosé”). Making it, a very pure and unique champagne. This is the second vintage for this special cuvée. It is 100% chardonnay, coming from the vineyards of 33.5% Cramant Grand Cru, 32.5% Chouilly Grand Cru, 10% Oger Grand Cru, 22% Cuis 1er Cru, 2% Vertus 1er Cru.

Champagne Oger Grand Cru

This is maybe the most 100% Gimonnet wine. It is made from 100% Chardonnay and from a single vineyard.

Special Club "Millesimes de collection" 2008

 

 

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A word from Didier...

"The identity of a wine is sometimes more important than the region it originates from. In Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet, it is most important to know the wine-growers. It is the same here. Origins are the basis of all wines, but the grower is the interpreter of a terroir. I am proud to have an exceptional terroir of Chardonnay and to have the opportunity to elaborate wines (Champagnes) with a particular expression. What a pleasure to be an interpreter of what Nature gives us. I hope I will continue during a very long time to produce “haute couture” wines."

“We try to make wines with great structure, balance and elegance. The difficulty is to create something fresh and young which isn’t aggressively acidic despite the nature of Chardonnay and the soil in the Côte de Blancs. Even the non-vintage isn’t a base cuvée; it has to represent the style and quality of the house. Purity and freshness are essential, it is important that your palate isn’t tired after drinking a bottle of the Champagne.”

Didier Gimonnet

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  • Cuis 1er Cru NV, Champagne Gimonnet, 6x75cl bottles NV

    Champagne Gimonnet

    Cuis 1er Cru

    Region: Champagne

    Case/bottle size: 6 x 75cl

    Price: £173.99 DP

    Stock: In Stock

    Tasting Note

    A wafting and distinctly cool nose featuring essence of white flowers and Meyer lemon slides gracefully into bright, clean and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess lovely depth and...

    Vintage NV
    Producer Champagne Gimonnet
    Country France
    Variety Champagne Blend
    Type In Stock
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  • Rosé de Blancs NV, Champagne Gimonnet, 6x75cl bottles NV

    Champagne Gimonnet

    Rosé de Blancs

    Region: Champagne

    Case/bottle size: 6 x 75cl

    Price: £192.00 DP

    Stock: In Stock

    Tasting Note

    This is the first Rose from Champagne Pierre Gimonnet which is produced using 12% of Pinot Noir from Bouzy; the remaining 88% is a blend of Chardonnay grapes from 4 Grand Cru and 1 Premier Cru vine...

    Vintage NV
    Producer Champagne Gimonnet
    Country France
    Variety Champagne Blend
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  • Cuis 1er Cru NV, Champagne Gimonnet, 3x150cl bottles NV

    Champagne Gimonnet

    Cuis 1er Cru

    Region: Champagne

    Case/bottle size: 3 x 150cl

    Price: £192.00 DP

    Stock: In Stock

    Tasting Note

    Beautifully pure, floral nose. On the palate a racy, energeticfeel with nuances of stonefruit, acacia, brioche andunderlying minerality. Lovely purity and vitality run like avein through the wine,...

    Vintage NV
    Producer Champagne Gimonnet
    Country France
    Variety Champagne Blend
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  • Fleuron 1er Cru 2009, Champagne Gimonnet, 6x75cl bottles 2009

    Champagne Gimonnet

    Fleuron 1er Cru

    Region: Champagne

    Case/bottle size: 6 x 75cl

    Price: £222.00 DP

    Stock: 2 cases left

    Tasting Note

    The 2009 Fleuron Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs is sourced from vineyards in Chouilly and Cramant, and aged for four years on the lees. Disgorged in January 2015 with 4.5 grams per liter of dosage, t...

    Vintage 2009
    Producer Champagne Gimonnet
    Country France
    Variety Champagne Blend
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  • Oenophile non dosée 2008, Champagne Gimonnet, 6x75cl bottles 2008

    Champagne Gimonnet

    Oenophile non dosée

    Region: Champagne

    Case/bottle size: 6 x 75cl

    Price: £222.00 DP

    Stock: In Stock

    Tasting Note

    Absolutely outstanding. This low dosage cuvée captures the brilliance of 2008. Classic Gimonnet: racy, driving and mineral with real delicacy. This blossoms in the glass to reveal an underlying ser...

    Vintage 2008
    Producer Champagne Gimonnet
    Country France
    Variety Chardonnay
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