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The Gimonnet family has been growing vines in Champagne since 1750. In 1935 Pierre Gimonnet, grandfather of current owners Didier and Olivier, began producing champagne in the village of Cuis.

Didier and Olivier own 30 hectares in total; 16 hectares are Premier Cru from the village of Cuis. A high percentage of their vineyards are Grand Cru - 12 hectares in total, spread across the villages of Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Aÿ. The Grand Cu vineyards have an average age of 40 years. Didier takes a great deal of pride in the fact that he blends his Grand Cru fruit with the 1er Cru wine from Cuis, making truly great wine available at a reasonable price. It would be significantly more profitable, though less noble, to bottle the Grand Cru fruit as stand alone wines.

All the Pierre Gimonnet wines go through primary and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Reserve wines are stored in bottle as opposed to tank, which is the norm in Champagne. This is done to slow down the evolution process and maintain freshness.

Gimonnet produces quintessential Blanc de Blancs. The wines are beautiful!

Reviews for this winery

  • Vinous

    "Didier Gimonnet is known for intensely bracing, invigorating Champagnes built on piercing acidity and salivating minerality, qualities that are enhanced through fermentation and aging exclusively in steel. At times the wines can be a bit too mineral, especially if they lack mid-palate depth, but when the wines are well-balanced, they are terrific. Readers will find a number of wines in this set of new releases that are gorgeous."

    November 2015

British Columbia