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Gimonnet Special Club Vintage Brut 6/750 2012

PIERRE GIMONNET & FILS 2012 'SPÉCIAL CLUB' BRUT

Cépages: 100% Chardonnay
Assemblage: 100% 2012
Vineyard/Village: 60% Cramant Grand Cru, 30% Chouilly Grand Cru, 10% Cuis 1er Cru
Malo: yes
Elevage: Stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 60 months


2012 was challenging vintage with frost hitting in April, followed by hailstorms and one of the hottest summers on record, reducing crops in some villages by as much as 40%. Ultimately, the frost and hail that reduced the crop earlier in the year meant the harvested grapes showed healthy concentration with good levels of acidity balanced by ripe sugar content.

Producer:Pierre Gimonnet & Fils
Vintage:2012
Country:France
Region:Champagne
Appellation:Cote de Blancs
Variety:Chardonnay
Color:White
Farming Practice:Sustainable
Import Partner:Terry Theise

TASTING NOTES
Disg. 04/2016, the blend is 60% Cramant (from 7 parcels including the most ancient vines, well over 100 years), 30% Chouilly and 10% Cuis. It’s a masterpiece in the making but it’s also a rebel-yell of Club, big-footed and with unusual amplitude. I wonder whether it will slim down like the ’09 —Terry Theise

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

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