KPG-308

Oenophile Extra-Brut, P. Gimonnet et Fils

Cuvee Oenophile is the same blend as Fleuron, but made in the extra brut style.

cépage 100% Chardonnay
info/source 33.5% Cramant (Buissons, Gros Monts, Fond du Bateau,
Hautes Bauves, Champ Prévôt, Briquettes), 32.5% Chouilly
(Montaigu and Ronds Buissons), 10% Oger (Terres de Noël
and Champs Nérons), 22% Cuis 1er Cru (Croix-Blanche),
2% Vertus 1er Cru
malo Yes
élevage Stainless Steel for 8 months with 2 rackings
sur latte 60+ Months

Producer:
Vintage:
2008
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

I don’t know when I’ve tasted a better bone-dry Champagne, and it’s from a high-acid vintage. A really fine fragrance; about as grand as can be imagined. It has—as most such wines do—about 1.5g/l rs after 2nd fermentation—and what complexity, seamless balance, crushed oyster-shell, length, lemony splash and suave stoniness. On the short list for WINES OF THE OFFERING. —Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92
Date:
2014-12-03