Champagne Gonet-Médeville MV 'Blanc de Noirs' Brut Premier Cru, Aÿ, Champagne, France
Champagne Gonet-Médeville MV Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru, Aÿ, Champagne, France
Xavier Gonet and Julie Médeville manage the estate in Champagne since 2000, is situated in Bisseuil, beetwen Mareuil sur Ay and Bouzy. 12 hectares on 7 villages: 3 Grands Crus : Le Mesnil sur Oger, Oger et Ambonnay et 2 Premiers Crus : Mareuil sur Ay and Bisseuil.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Terroir: The terroirs of Gonet-Medevill are situated on communes around Epernay, famous for their exceptional pure chalky soils. from 3ha in Bisseuil 1er cru. Each parcel is vinified separately to emphasize its individual terroir.
Vinification: Pressing, racking and vinification takes place in both low-temperature stainless steel (about 70% of the harvest), and 30% in neutral casks, where fermentation lasts about 7 months.
Aging: 24 months on lees in cellar, plus minimum 4 months in cellar to rest after disgorging. 6g/l RS.
Tasting Note: "Exotic ground spice and hoppy, floral accents mix with flavors of raw almond, fleur de sel, cherry and lemon zest in this dry, well-knit Champagne. Finely balanced, with a lasting finish." - Wine Spectator 92 pts
Scores: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Tradition Premier Cru Brut is a fresh and crispy Champagne based on 70% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 5% Meunier, picked in the 2011 vintage and fermented in stainless steel. The cuvée has been disgorged in December 2015 with six grams per liter. Clear and fresh on the nose, with lemon and apple flavors also on the palate, this is a firmly structured wine with a good mineral expression. Pretty young though.: - Stephan Reinhardt (Jun 2016)
Julie and Xavier Gonet-Médeville are, in many ways, the "First Couple" of French wines. Both hail from storied winemaking families: Julie’s family is famous for its incomparable Chateau Gilette, and Xavier comes from a long line of Champagne growers in Le Mesnil. Leading a new generation of winemakers, they bring their family knowledge, methods and passion to the many wines they now make together.
In 2000, when his family’s plots were being divided, Xavier opted for a modest collection of the highest quality 1er and Grand Cru vineyards with a goal of producing only the most exquisite, small-production Champagnes. Champagne Gonet-Médeville’s Pinot Noir (Bisseuil and Ambonnay) and Chardonnay (Mesnil-Sur-Oger) are farmed organically, and each parcel is vinified separately to emphasize its individual terroir. There is no malolactic fermentation, and dosage is low. Julie and Xavier’s resulting Champagnes are very elegant, delicate, festive and easy to drink.