Gonet Millésimé Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Information
About the domain
This Champagne house was established in Bisseuil in 2000 by Xavier Gonet and his wife Julie Medeville. It comprises 12 hectares of vines dispersed across 8 villages. It has shot to fame and its star is still rising. Renowned for the quality of its blends and excellent vinification (without malolactic fermentation), it produces wines which subtly combine power with finesse. The secret of their success is undoubtedly barrel fermentation.
About the cuvée
As its name suggests, this Champagne contains only Chardonnay grapes, giving it an unparalleled aromatic freshness. It thus features white fruit, citrus, white flower and mineral notes. The delicacy and refinement of its bubbles are highly attractive.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.