Philippe Gonet - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Roy Soleil Brut
Philippe Gonet - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Roy Soleil Brut (91/100 TSW)
In honor of Louis XIV, who promoted the worldwide popularity of champagne, the cuvée Roy Soleil, born in 2003, is the result of the imagination of a young team who began to use their talents. The perfect bubble to split the week.
Vineyard: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Clay-limestone. 40-metre-thick chalk formed in the tertiary period.
Vinification: Pressing method: Starfenberger horizontal automatic press.30% is aged in half-hogshead oak barrels, renewed by one-fourth annually (25 % new barrel) and 70 % aged for 6 months in thermo-regulated stainless steel or resin epoxy tanks then aged in Champenoise bottles for at least 4 years in our cellar.
Available NL: @peeterswijn
My tasting notes:
In the glass a straw yellow color with green reflections. Tiny smooth bubble with a medium intensity.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of apricot, citrus and quince with hints of hazelnut, brioche and light butter.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with lively acidity and nice freshness. Round and complex mouthfeel with apricot, grapefruit, honey and citrus with a nice length in the finish.
To pair with: Delicious as an aperitif with oysters, but even better as an accompaniment to fish or fruits de mer.
About the winery:
Champagne Philippe Gonet is run by the seventh generation of the family. At the helm are brother and sister: Pierre Gonet is both the winemaker and the cellar master and Chantal Brégeon-Gonet takes care of sales and marketing. They share a common passion: worldwide recognition for the great quality of their wines.
Champagne Philippe Gonet works mainly with grapes from its own vineyards and is based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. This area has been classified as a Grand Cru since 1985; the best classification champagne can get. The Gonet vineyards are adjacent to the vineyards of Salon and are located a stone's throw from Clos du Mesnil of Krug.