Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Gastronome 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Cuvee

A strong representation of grand cru Cote des Blancs terroirs makes Gastronome a highlight of the Gimonnet line, and the great vintage of 2008 makes this the finest since 2002. Such is the breathtaking delicacy of chardonnay from this vintage that experiencing this wine is akin to the sensation of stepping outside and taking your first breath on a brisk winter morning. It’s coiled and focused, an epiphany of freshness and a mouth full of chalky minerality that proclaims the revered soils of the northern Cote des Blancs. 2008 is not yet in Australia, but keep watch as it will be just $52 at Vintage Cellars, making this one of the finest champagnes at this price.