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

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.

Cépages: 100% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 100% 2012
Vineyard/Village: 100% Cramant Grand Cru from Bauves, Buissons, Bionnes, Le Bateau
Malo: yes
Elevage: Stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 60 months

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Brut Special Club Cramant Grand Cru is decidedly floral and lifted in feel in its first impression, and then really blossoms through with textural intensity on the mid palate and finish. Chalk, white pepper, mint, crushed rocks and tangerine peel all run through this focused, taut Champagne. The Cramant Special Club is both riper and creamier than the Chouilly tasted alongside it. 93pts – Antonio Galloni

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2019-10-31