The Gimonnet family have deep wine growing roots in Champagne going back to the mid-18th century. There is a strong preference to highlight the estate’s old vines, with some plots in Cramant dating back to 1911. Perhaps there’s no better sampling of their impressive holdings in the Côte des Blancs than their rare Millésime de Collection cuvées; and no better vintage than this 2008. This legendary 2008 sees over half of its old vines coming from parcels within the Cramant Grand Cru, with over a quarter coming from Chouilly Grand Cru and rounded out by the Premier Cru’s Cuis and Vertus. A special wine intended for being a part of your special occasions as it is released only in magnum form.
Notes from Robert Parker Wine Advocate:
“Released only in magnum, the 2008 Brut Millésime de Collection Vieilles Vignes is the same wine as Gimonnet's Special Club, but it sees more than 10 years sur lattes before disgorgement. Unwinding in the glass with a deep and complex bouquet of pear, green apple, citrus zest, oyster shell, smoke and pastry cream, it's full-bodied, chalky and incisive, with terrific depth at the core, promising reserve and a long, resonant finish.”