PHILIPPE GONET

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne
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"Belemnita" Grand Cru

Grand Cru Villages of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

Chardonnay

With 10 years on the fine lees, this is the Tête de Cuvée for the Gonet family. The intensity of this wine is expressed on both the nose and on the palate. With aromas of honeycomb, grilled almond, and toasted bread, the palate reveals the terroir with deep sapidity and a minerality dominated by dried citrus. A longer and lingering finish rivals any of the top cuvees from the most noble houses.

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When making a wine with nature you have to be patient and hope your vineyard survives. The "Les Hauts Jardins" vineyard is a true success story. Planted in 1929, it predates clonal selection, propagated through selection massale. Over the years dead vines were replaced through layering from the neighboring plant so many of the vines are own-rooted and stem from the original mother plant. Less than 3000 bottles produced. A one-of-a-kind experience.

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Roy Soleil

Grand Cru Villages Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

Chardonnay

Named in Honor of Louis XIV (The Sun King) this cuvee was first produced in 2003. Grand Cru vineyards exclusively from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Pair with the finer things: lobster, oysters, smoked salmon, truffle, caviar, or an expressive, creamy cow’s milk cheese.

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The delicate and elegant nose opens up to candied fruit (citrus, apricot) and gingerbread. Its woody forest bouquet develops with finesse unveiling a multitude of remarkable aromas. Its attack is mouth-filling, dominated by citrus and offers a lovely freshness and a lasting finish worthy of the best wines.

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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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