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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils 'Spécial Club' Brut

Cépages: 100% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 100% 2012
Vineyard/Village: 60% Cramant Grand Cru, 30% Chouilly Grand Cru, 10% Cuis 1er Cru
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

Tasting Notes

Disg. 04/2016, available from September forward, the blend is 60% Cramant (from 7 parcels including the most ancient vines, well over 100 years), 30% Chouilly and 10% Cuis. It’s a masterpiece in the making but it’s also a rebel-yell of Club, big-footed and with unusual amplitude. I wonder whether it will slim down like the ’09 —Terry Theise

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