Philippe Gonet, Belemnita Champagne Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs 2008Regular price $263.00 Save $-263.00
Gonet is one of the most distinguished of the Champagne houses, located in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Cote des Blancs. Pierre and Chantal, brother and sister, took the reins of the seventh generation of winemaking at the ages of just 22 and 23. Their father, Philippe Gonet, had passed, and so the siblings had responsibilities thrust on their shoulders, growing closer in the process despite contrasting personalities. While they could have easily sunk, they not only were able to swim, but soared. Today, Pierre oversees winemaking and the vineyards while Chantal is the face of Gonet internationally.
Belemnita has been named the “Haute Couture” vintage in which no shortcuts were taken. Belemnite fossils line the soil from where the Chardonnay is grown in Mesnil. The mention of those fossils reinstate the importance of the pronounced minerality in this wine. Additionally, these particular vines were planted in 1929. After six years of aging, the wine is ready for release.