KPG-5

Champagne Rose Brut ‘Rose de Blancs’, P. Gimonnet et Fils

cépage 94% Chardonnay, 6% still Bouzy Pinot Noir
assemblage All 2012. The 6% still red comes from a well-reputed grower
in Bouzy. Otherwise you have 48% Chouilly Montaigu
(a top climat), 15% Cramant (mostly Buissons), 10% Oger
(he finally figured out where Oger should go!) and 22% Cuis
(Croix Blanche). The wine is delicious; the dewiest, most
delicate fraises de bois, when they yield to the slightest push
of the tongue. It’s in fact the Gastronome with Bouzy rouge.
Deg, 12/2014, this is starting to realize the goal he set for it.
info/source 48% Chouilly (Montaigu), 15% Cramant (Mostly Buissons),
10% Oger, 22% Cuis (Croix Blanche). Important to note
that the Liqueur de tirage is 20g rather than 24g for lower
atmospheric pressure.
malo Yes
élevage Stainless Steel for 6-8 months with 2 rackings
sur latte 24+ Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
Rose
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This blew me away, a wine I’d always found to be perhaps excessively polite and discreet has found its inner mojo and is seriously beautiful. IT IS ONE OF THE DON’T-MISS WINES IN THIS YEAR’S OFFERING! It is actually Cuvée Gastronome, with 6% Bouzy PN (from a “name” grower), and it is all 2013. This is crucial because there was no Special Club in 2013, so a lot of that material ended up here. It’s 17% Chouilly (from Montaigu, a great parcel with old vines), 61% Cramant (mostly Buissons, the ancient vines), 10% Oger (including Terres de Noël and 6% Cuis Croix Blanche. Deg. Dec.2015. The wine is utterly delicious, the best he’s made; chalky, silky, textured, transparent and cooly enticing. —Terry Theise

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