Very pretty, with lovely floral and rosehip notes on the nose, blossoming into apricots and a slight touch of honeyed fruit on the palate. Elegant without sacrificing intensity, this is a seriously pleasurable Rosé.Armit Winesmore
It is said that a champagne bottle is popped open every second of the day somewhere in the world.
The last 20 years has seen unprecedented growth in export sales, led by the UK along with mergers and acquisitions of brands and estates by the big Champagne houses. Whilst auspicious brands as Dom Pérignon, Krug, Pol Roger and Louis Roederer's Cristal rightly command attention and respect, the very essence and spirit still remains with the growers and the quality of the vineyards.
Bottle 75cl £53.44
The nose of this Champagne is a spring bouquet: rose, wild strawberry, raspberry and later blackberry, combine perfectly to offer the taster aromas, which would be unexpected in a normal rosé Champagne. The mouth follows on from the nose, with the structure of the Pinot Noir leaving at a convincing vinosity at the finish. By virtue of its freshness, this...more
Magnum 150cl £111.00
With 87% of the Special Club 2005 grapes sourced from two of Gimonnets Grand Cru vineyards, this is a beautifully balanced cuvee with great depth, structure and minerality. Delicate floral aromatics and nutty notes on the palate, a fine mousse and with the classic Gimonnet freshness on the finish achieved by the final portion of grapes from the 1er Cru...more
Bottle 75cl £75.43
As important as the big name brands will continue to be, Champagne domaines such as Pierre Gimonnet epitomise the spirit and, above all, future for this region. It is worth remembering that there are over 300 villages and defined vineyard areas in Champagne but only 51 of these command Premier or Grand Cru status.
The region's name conjures up an immediate sense of celebration and joie de vivree, revered the world, with an image which the Champagne industry has promoted brilliantly for over a hundred years.