Michel Gonet Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Mesnil-sur-Oger Cuvée Authentique 2004

£65.00

Technical Information

Region :

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

Grape Varieties:

100% Chardonnay. Old vines.

Harvest & Vinification:

The harvesting is by hand, the freshly picked grapes are transported in refrigerated trucks then pressed with great care in pneumatic presses. Fermentation is in 3 year old barrels, followed by aging for 8 months in barrel.

Aging:

A minimum of 12 years on its lees in oak barrel in the cellar.

Dosage:

Extra Brut: 5g/lt – Brut.

Tasting notes:

Despite its age, the Champagne appears fresh and sparkling with a beautiful golden shimmer. On the nose full and biscuity giving way to toastiness on the palate. Everything you would expect from a Champagne of  this age.

Food pairing:

An ideal Champagne to pair with food due to its depth and strength, drink with seafood and shellfish in particular or indeed any fish dish.

The Cuvée Authentique is a special offering from Champagne house Michel Gonet. Produced only in exceptional years from vines that are amongst the oldest in Mesnil-sur-Oger, the Chardonnay undergoes barrel fermentation and aging to produce a wine that is nuanced and complex.