Brut Cuis 1er Cru

PIERRE GIMONNET & FILS

Brut Cuis 1er Cru

Product code
728224
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Champagne
Subregion
Côte des Blancs
Appellation
Champagne
Classification
1er cru
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Color
White
Sugar
Brut
Closure type
Cork
Availability
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About this winery

The Gimonnet family has been growing vines in Champagne since 1750. In 1935 Pierre Gimonnet, grandfather of current owners Didier and Olivier, began producing champagne in the village of Cuis. Didier and Olivier own 30 hectares in total; 16 hectares are Premier Cru from the village of Cuis. A high percentage of their vineyards are Grand Cru - 12 hectares in total, spread across the villages of Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Aÿ. The Grand Cu vineyards have an average age of 40 years. Didier takes...

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Press reviews

Gismondi on Wine

- 93 points -

Treve Ring, December 19

The only change in the latest batch and shipment of this pristine blanc de blancs is the updated label. Understated and classic, this 1er cru always impresses. Didier, third generation of the Gimonnet family, oversees the winemaking of this Côtes des Blancs grower champagne house based in Cuis. This wine, like all of their chardonnay-centric wines, is crystal crisp and bright, with driving linearity through to the lingering finish. Based on the 2015 harvest, this has 35% reserve wines from the previous 4 harvests to provide depth and complexity. Gimonnet uniquely keeps all the reserve wines in magnum under crown cap to preserve the freshness and prevent oxygen ingress. My bottle was disgorged in January 2019 at 6 g/l, and ringing youthfully. Lemon pith leads into a very chalky, grippy and taut palate, with tiny white blossoms, green apple, meringue, and a shimmery vibrance. Fresh on the attack, though the core is polished by the reserve wines, this is an excellent solo sipper as well as oyster mate. Fantastic value = my house Champagne.

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Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

April 2019

Disgorged in May 2018 with six grams per liter dosage, the latest rendition of Gimonnet's NV Brut Premier Cru Cuis is delightful, bursting from the glass with notes of white flowers, green apple, subtle brioche and walnut oil. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, bright and racy, with a youthfully frothy, pinpoint mousse, ripe acids and a long, nutty finish. This is a lovely introduction to the Gimonnet range that represents terrific value.

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Wine Spectator

- 91 points -

December 2019

A bright and creamy Champagne, in an apertif style, with a sleek thread of minerally graphite and spice underscoring the lively notes of Honeycrisp apple, biscuit and pickled ginger. Mouthwatering. 

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