FR-KPG-42-12

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils 'Spécial Club Chouilly Grand Cru' Brut

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils 'Spécial Club Chouilly Grand Cru' Brut
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
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
94
Date:
2020-04-30

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2019-12-09
Review:
The 2012 Brut Special Club Chouilly Grand Cru is powerful, bracing and explosive, with tremendous drive from the very first taste. Bright citrus, flowers, chalk and white pepper all add a beguiling aromatic upper register to this bright, chiseled Champagne from Didier Gimonnet. The Chouilly is a wine of energy, precision and savory/citrus-inflected vibrancy. Disgorged: October, 2018

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