Philippe Gonet, TER Blanc Brut NVRegular price $83.00 Save $-83.00
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.
“TER” is inspired by the word and concept of “terroir,” a word that so often comes up in winemaking. “TER’ comes from three different vineyards, two of which are Grand Cru sites, though the bottling isn’t classified as such. It ages in small barrels to accentuate the intensity of the minerality. This wine is the epitome of Gonet’s style; finesse and complexity with an enormous nod to terroir.