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Philippe Gonet Champagne Belemnita Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2005

Philippe Gonet Champagne Belemnita Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2005

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0,75 l  -  12.00% by vol.
Philippe Gonet
BELEMNITA is an exclusive and confidential selection of Grand Cru Chardonnay grapes from the vines in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, some of which were planted in 1929. The harvest takes no shortcuts: carefully selecting each bunch of grapes grown on a one-of-a-kind terroir. This cuvée owes its name to the fossils, the belemnite rostra (Belemnita Quadrata in Latin) found in the chalky soil of Le Mesnil, formed in the tertiary period. This exceptional cuvée undergoes no blending. It is therefore the purest expression of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger’s renowned terroir. This wine is aged for at least 6 years in the heart of our cellars, at a constant temperature of 12°C. This champagne has an extra-brut dosage, allowing its true nature to shine through. Crafted only the years producing grapes with outstanding characteristics, this cuvée is an inimitable interpretation of our best parcels selected in Le Mesnil.
The copious and persistent mousse at pouring slowly diminishes making room for a surface of delicate bubbles.
A brilliant and crystalline wine of a pale yellow hue with hints of green.
Its aromatic bouquet is complex: smoky, grilled, nutty (hazelnut and cashew) and candied, all underlined by a touch of acacia honey. Its fleshy and welcoming palate greets you with an elegant vanilla warmth and a buttery touch then opens up to dried fruit and candied citrus (lemon, grapefruit) notes.
On the palate, its attack is crisp, evoking its fresh citrus nose. The finish is satisfyingly long, underscored by lemon zests and the mineral cut inherent to its terroir.
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€ 145.00
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Last bottle
Order now to receive it Wednesday, 02 November 2016 in Italy.
How to serve
Serving temperature:
06 - 08°C.
15 - 25 years
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Name Philippe Gonet Champagne Belemnita Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2005
Wine type White sparkling classic met. dry
Classification AOC Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
Year 2005
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country France
Region Champagne zone
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Vineyards location Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Composition of the land Clay-limestone soil formed in the tertiary period (Cretace) mottled with belemnite rostra. These fossils widely spread in the chalk of Le Mesnil are named BELEMNITA QUADRATA in Latin.
Vinification Pressed with antique vertical wooden DOLLAT press.
Aging Traditional: 6 months in thermo-regulated stainless steel or resin epoxy tanks then aged in special bottles for at least 5 years in our cellars in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Alcohol 12.00% by volume
Residual sugars 1.00 gr/L
Matching Pair with Iceland sea urchins.
On sale Price Philippe Gonet Champagne Belemnita Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2005 € 145.00  With VAT

Philippe Gonet

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The small maison de Pierre and Chantal Gonet in Mesnil-headquartered Brégeon sur Oger, Grand Cru of the Côte de Blancs and the cradle of the best Chardonnay Champagne.

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