Pierre Gimonnet Et Fils Cuvee Cuis 1er Cru Nv

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  • A quintessential apéritif & identifiable "Pierre Gimonnet style".
  • Consistently, classy, light & fresh, celebrating the purity of Cuis.
  • "One of the most pristine Champagnes for its price"- 93/100 Tyson Stelzer.
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  • Allen Meadows
    93 points
  • Tyson Stelzer
    93 points
  • Wine Spectator
    91 points

Editors notes

Consistently, classy, light & fresh, celebrating the purity of Cuis. 100% Chardonnay from five different harvests, blended in a subtle but classic "Pierre Gimonnet" style. Low dosage and aged in bottle for up to 30 months before release. "One of the most pristine Champagnes for its price"- 93/100 Tyson Stelzer.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Lemon
    • Nectarine
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Peach

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Allen Meadows

    93
    "A wafting and distinctly cool nose featuring essence of white flowers and Meyer lemon slides gracefully into bright, clean and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess lovely depth and length on the markedly dry finish. This is dry but not aggressively so and I very much like the yeasty character that adds significant interest to the finale. For my taste this is drinking perfectly now though it could easily be held. Lovely and understated."
  • Tyson Stelzer

    93
    "A merry celebration of the freshness of Cuis, the quintessential apéritif and one of the most pristine Champagnes for its price. Impeccable phenolic maturity, It sings with crystalline purity of lemon blossom, lemon juice and grapefruit, and an almond nut maturity providing a sense of dimension. Gentle chalk minerality and beautiful integrate dosage linger with outstanding persistence."
  • Wine Spectator

    91
    "Hints of pineapple and baked peach add a ripe fruit accent to this otherwise firm and dry version, featuring a fine bead, minerally undertow and well-knit flavors of persimmon, fresh ginger and slivered almond."

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France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Champagne

Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.

Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.
A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.

Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.

Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.

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About the brand Pierre Gimonnet

Delivering consistently as a premier “Special Club” member, And delivering Champagne with specific and targeted love of all things Chardonnay this is a Blanc de Blanc House.

Holding what can only be described as the finest vineyards in Cramant, Didier Gimonnet himself compared his terroir to fine Lace… ”being Delicate and Precise” in Tyson Stelzer's Guide 2016-2017 appraisal of the house, and vineyards in Cuis which deliver higher acid and minerality. It's in the blending of terroir that Gimonnet balances the elegance, charisma and longevity of its vast range of Blanc De Blanc. Dedicated vintages and specific Site-specific Champagnes where only the best Fruit is delivering on their love of Chardonnay.
The Rose De Blanc is the exception to the rule and provides an enticing alternative to traditional Blends of Rose Champagne, Gimonnet has thoughtfully minimised the Pinot noir to only 6% and delivers elegance and Chardonnay characters not often associated to Rose Champagne. A truly great Aperitif, that is trim, taut and terrific.

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