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CHAMPAGNE GIMONNET

For Didier and Olivier Gimonnet, as their father and grandfather before them, their location in the heart of the Côtes des Blancs dictates what this grower Champagne should be – 100 per cent Chardonnay. The House has mastered the Chardonnay grape like no other producer, creating a non-vintage Brut of remarkable purity, and a range of distinctive vintage Blanc de Blancs that explore the many possibilities of the grape. Even the one concession to Pinot Noir, a rosé, is 88 per cent Chardonnay. Armit Wines is the exclusive agency for these wonderful Champagnes in the UK…
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Beautifully pure, floral nose. On the palate a racy, energetic feel with nuances of stone fruit, acacia, brioche and underlying minerality. Lovely purity and vitality run like a vein through the wine, which has a long, crisp, slightly nutty finish. Exemplary Blanc de Blancs and great apéritif style.

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This superb Blanc de Blancs from Gimonnet captures the true taste of this domaine in a single blend. Offering ample frut with lingering apple and pears, it has a creamy bead and fine chalk texture of mineral grip and character and possesses intense structural precision. Simply sumptuous.
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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 seriousness which will unravel with age. Spectacular today but with a big future.

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Purity, bright vibrancy and focused definition belie this Champagne’s age.  This is beautifully crafted, seamless blend of apple and fig, undercut by lemon and pink grapefruit.  It has a brilliant brushstroke of chalky minerals which linger on the finish.  For something so delicate and nuanced, this has a remarkable character which has benefitted from its magnum bottling.
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Purity, bright vibrancy and focused definition belie this Champagne’s age.  This is beautifully crafted, seamless blend of apple and fig, undercut by lemon and pink grapefruit.  It has a brilliant brushstroke of chalky minerals which linger on the finish.  For something so delicate and nuanced, this has a remarkable character which has benefitted from its magnum bottling.
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This superb Blanc de Blancs from Gimonnet captures the true taste of this domaine in a single blend. Offering ample frut with lingering apple and pears, it has a creamy bead and fine chalk texture of mineral grip and character and possesses intense structural precision. Simply sumptuous.
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If the wines of Gimonnet weren’t already food friendly enough this cuvée is bottled at slightly lower pressure. This results in a sensuous, creamy mousse that combines in joyous harmony with the crystalline fruit and subtly rich vintage character. Pure elegance and charm are on show here.

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Deliciously precise with high toned citrus fruit providing thrilling focus and definition. White flowers and crisp apple join the chorus, making this supremely refreshing as well as exceedingly moreish. This really speaks of the character of Cuis – the heart and soul of Gimonnet’s vineyard holdings.
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Gimonnet’s Special Club is a blend of the best of each vintage with the aspiration of creating an elegant style that’s greater than the sum of its parts.  It is built on the oldest vines in the Cote des Blancs, including those planted by Didier’s Grandfather in 1911. It is impossible not to attach a huge sentimentality to this wine...

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PIERRE GIMONNET CHAMPAGNE

The story of Champagne Gimonnet is, in fact, “Pierre Gimonnet et Fils... et Petits-Fils”, as the grandsons of the founder, brothers Olivier and Didier Gimonnet are the custodians of this family House in the Côtes des Blancs. The Gimonnet family can be traced back to 1750 growing vines around the village of Cuis, south of Epernay, but it was between the wars that Pierre Gimonnet set up the winery that allowed him to become a grower-producer, specialising in Blanc de Blancs. Pierre Gimonnet was succeeded by his son Michel, whom his sons credit with a hard-working modesty but an obsession with quality of winemaking and a passion for the vines he spent his life walking and working between.

Olivier and Didier worked with their father for a decade until his retirement in 1996 (he died in 2008), and have continued, and improved on, his work for over 20 years. Armit Wines agreed with Olivier and Didier to became the UK importer for the House a decade ago and we are very pleased that the relationship continues to this day.

Michel’s understanding of terroir led him to acquire parcels beyond Cuis and into neighbouring Cramant and Chouilly. His sons have continued this principle… expanding into Oger in 2005 and as far south as Vertus in 2008. The House now has 40 separate parcels across 28 hectares – 16ha of Premier Cru and 12ha of Grand Cru – all in the Côtes des Blancs. The one geographical limit they have set is the bounds of the Côtes des Blancs because, unlike most producers in Champagne, Gimonnet Champagne does not cover its bases style-wise. Instead, it is determined to explore the variety of expressions of Chardonnay and achieve excellence in its different characteristics.

Didier and Olivier believe, as did their father, that Chardonnay vines improve with age, among the vines owned by Gimonnet are some in Cramant more than a century old, while over half are 40 years old or more. Massale selection is used to ensure the continuation of good genes when grafting and planting new parcels. At harvest time, grapes are handpicked, traditionally pressed and then vinified in small batches, parcel by parcel, in 25 to 125 hectalitre tanks to create the Gimonnet champagne.

GIMMONET CHAMPAGNE

While Champagne Gimonnet vinifies a spectrum of fascinating interpretations of Blanc de Blancs, it does have an identifiable House style. Its Champagnes are notable for purity and freshness, elegant fruit and mineral balance, and generous acidity that lends itself to ageing. Dosage is kept to an absolute minimum to achieve this style – indeed, one expression is entirely non-dosée.

In the non-vintage Cuis Premier Cru Brut, the dosage is 8gr/l – but that is not the most remarkable part of the winemaking in the Gimonnet brothers’ main wine. That distinction goes to the way they store the reserve wines before assemblage for second fermentation – not in steel or even concrete tanks but ageing in bottles. The complexity this method engenders is remarkable, and it is magnified by the inclusion of up to five different years of reserves in the assemblage. Purity and vitality flow through this wine from nose to long tail.

The House’s vintage Blanc de Blancs is Fleuron, which flies like an arrow between toasty brioche warmth and a citrus clarity, as an ideal apéritif. But it is not Champagne Gimonnet’s only vintage. This is where the specialisation comes in, because Didier and Olivier are always thinking about how to steer Blanc de Blancs down different tracks.

The Brut Gastronome is vinified from grapes lower in sugar to produce smaller bubbles, making it a less intrusive sparkling wine to accompany food. Because Champagne Gimonnet aims to have some of the complexity of a vintage Champagne, while maintaining the fresh vitality of a young NV, it works particularly well with seafood. Meanwhile the Oenophile Premier Cru Non-Dosée is specially selected and left for a long time on the lees so that it has no need of dosage – it is referred to as “Champagne without make-up” and is intended to replicate the experience of tasting in the cellar at dégorgement.

It is Gimonnet Special Club Millésime de Collection which tends to excite Champagne aficionados most of all, however. It is arguably the best Blanc de Blancs there is and one of the great wines of this region. It is what the brothers think of as the “summit of our vintages”, the ultimate expression of Chardonnay, with incredible finesse and structure and the potential for lengthy ageing. It comes largely from 80-year-old vines in Cramant Grand Cru parcels, with some Cuis Premier Cru as well.

There is only one stain on all this Côtes des Blancs purity: and it comes from red Pinot Noir skins. The one Champagne that can’t be produced from 100 per cent Chardonnay, of course, is a rosé. However, Olivier and Didier have gone as close as possible to doing it, using 88 per cent of their own grapes and buying in Pinot Noir from Bouzy to make up the other 12, essentially for colour. As a defiant note, they calls it Rosé de Blancs!

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