An unusually detailed and filigreed and deft and complex wine, more than everything that a N.V. Blanc de Blancs can be. Indeed, I did a tasting with a local wine writer to whom I offered the leftovers to take with him to re-taste "except for the Gimonnet N.V.," I said: "That puppy stays here." There's a wonderful lacy mﾎlange of balsam, chalk, green tea, wintergreen, peony, with fine diction.,,The Gimonnet family have been cultivating the vine in Cuis, on Champagne's famous Cﾙtes des Blancs, since 1750, although for many years they sold their fruit to the aforementioned grandes maisons. It was after 1955 that the wines of Pierre Gimonnet et Fils began to demonstrate the character that we see in them today. At this time Michel, Pierre's son, set about creating a range of Champagnes which would typify the exclusively Chardonnay Gimonnet style. The high percentage of old vines at this estate sets it apart in a region suffering from a plethora of very young vineyards.