PHILIPPE GONET

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne
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“3210” Extra Brut

Champagne, Blanc de Blancs, NV

Chardonnay

Precision and focus are two words that come to mind after tasting 3210. Persistent and lively bubbles express aromatics of toasted pastry, lime, and fresh cut flowers, from 100% Chardonnay. The palate exposes supple stone fruits and lemon curd with a lengthy, refreshing finish. This wine stands out as a transparent expression of the Champagne terroir of the Côtes des Blancs.

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The name says it all; 3 years on the lees before disgorgement, 2 terroirs in the Côte des Blancs (one in the village of Montgueux prized for the ripeness, and the other is the famous Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) 1 grape variety, Chardonnay, and 0 dosage added. The balance created between these two villages is a match made in Champagne heaven. An extra brut style that delivers.

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“TER” Noir Brut

Champagne Brut, NV

33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir,
33% Pinot Meunier

Slow and abundant bubbles express aromatics of white peach, golden pear, toasted almond, and dried apricot. the palate is fleshy and giving, with abundant energy and a long contemplative finish with fruit and power. With equal parts, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, each from a distinct vineyard, the careful selection and blending by Pierre is seamless in execution.

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These "Ter" wines represent an exciting new chapter in a long family history, starting in 1830. The bottle shape was inspired by the 18th century bottles found in the cellar. Pierre and Chantal Gonet (brother and sister) are the 7th generation to make wine at Champagne Gonet. What makes each of these wines so distinct is the thought and precision that goes into executing the blend of each grape and parcel.

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“TER” Blanc Brut

Champagne, Blanc de Blancs, NV

Chardonnay

With five years on the lees you find both depth and precision in "Ter Blanc." The perlage is refined and abundant with a persistent mousse. The elegant aromatics are alive with nuts, citrus, and white flowers and on the palate there is a chalky sapidity. the expressive finish is true to the mineral rich terroir of the region, from three vineyard sites in the Côte des Blanc; two Grand Cru, one Premier Cru.

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One of the newest cuvées from the Gonet family, these "Ter" wines highlight the soil, terroir, and the HVE sustainable farming practices at the Gonet family estate. For too long the major Champagne houses prized consistency over terroir expression. While technically registered as a negociant, Gonet is part of the "Grower Champagne" revolution showcasing the vinous character of Champagne from their vineyards.

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