Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Brut 1er Cru Cuis Blanc de Blancs

A merry celebration of the freshness of the premier cru village of Cuis, this is the quintessential apéritif and one of the most pristine champagnes for its price. Impeccable phenolic maturity without high sugar levels in 2010, made for one of Cuis’ great vintages. It sings with crystalline purity of lemon blossom, lemon juice and grapefruit, and an almond nut maturity providing a sense of dimension. Gentle chalk minerality and beautifully integrated dosage linger with outstanding persistence. $46 at 1st Choice.