Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Cuis Premier Cru Brut

Gimonnet’s home village of Cuis is a high-tensile expression of the northern Cote des Blancs, rounded out with reserve wines back to 2002, stored in bottles rather than tanks. The result is the quintessential blanc de blancs aperitif, delightfully pristine and pure, with crisp lemon and grapefruit and refined lemon blossom. Notes of almond nut maturity provide depth and balance, while gentle, chalky minerality lingers long. $46 at 1st Choice.