Lively, airy, salivating, technically perfect! This cuvee represents the archetype of the Pierre Gimonnet & Fils style.
93 pts Wine & Spirits
From north-facing vineyards in Cuis, this is 2017 chardonnay, enhanced with 27 percent of reserve wines aged in bottles, from the 2010 to 2015 vintages. The pale-white fruit holds mineral freshness in its depths of white-cherry and white-peach flavors. The acidity provides tension and limestone abrasion, while feeling completely integrated into the fruit. It’s a gripping cold-climate chardonnay for meaty game fish.
92 pts James Suckling
This delightful Blanc de Blancs marries excellent depth of character – all the citrus, crisp pear and floral aromas of chardonnay – with charm. Properly dry, but very harmonious, thanks to the excellent balance of citrusy freshness and creaminess. Long, clean finish, accentuated by the lively mousse. A cuvee of 2/3rds 2018 with a third of vintages between 2016 and 2011, disgorged in July, 2021. Drink now.
91 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Disgorged in July 2019 with six grams per liter dosage, the latest rendition of Gimonnet's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Cuis is based on the 2016 vintage, complemented by some 30% reserve wines matured in magnum. Offering up aromas of citrus oil, fresh peach, clear honey, white flowers and oyster shell, it's medium to full-bodied, pillowy and elegantly fleshy, with crisp acids, elegant mousse and chalky back-end grip. Amounting to some 130,000 bottles per annum, this is Gimonnet's largest cuvée by some margin.
91 pts Decanter
100% Chardonnay. Didier Gimonnet’s aspiration for his entry NV is a cuvée with attack on the front, roundness in the middle and crispness on the end. The singular expression of his home village of Cuis, it is softened with reserves of the previous year’s blend, aged in magnums. The result is the quintessential aperitif, and one of the most pristine Champagnes for its price. The north-facing elegance of this village lets fine salt-chalk minerality sing in harmony with crystalline acidity.
90 pts Wine Spectator
Fresh and minerally, with a delicate overtone of spring blossoms and a fine, chalky mousse, this lively blanc de blancs offers notes of crunchy pear, pineapple and blanched almond.
93pts. Lively, airy, salivating, technically perfect! This cuvee represents ...
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