KPG-312

Champagne Brut Special Club ‘Chouilly Grand Cru’, P. Gimonnet et Fils

Cépages: 100% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 100% 2012
Vineyard/Village: 100 % Chouilly Grand Cru from Montaigu
Malo: yes
Elevage: Stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 60 months

 

2012 was challenging vintage with frost hitting in April, followed by hailstorms and one of the hottest summers on record, reducing crops in some villages by as much as 40%. Ultimately, the frost and hail that reduced the crop earlier in the year meant the harvested grapes showed healthy concentration with  good levels of acidity balanced by ripe sugar content.

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise
UPC:
3490920020924

Tasting Notes

Part of a three-commune series of Club bottlings, in tiny quantities, and again, this arose not from dissatisfaction with the existing Clubs (which are perfect and need not be improved—cannot be) but from sheer curiosity. What’s everyone talking about with these micro-terroir wines? There’s also a Cramant wine for which the jury’s out. But this will be interesting! 100% Montaigu (planted in 1951), picked 9/21 and not chaptalized. —Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2018-10-29