Gonet-Medeville Champagne NV Rose’ Extra Brut 1er Cru Champagne
- Size: 750ml
- Item Code: 3700316080310
“Pale orange. Bright red berry and orange zest aromas are complicated by notes of candied rose and chalky minerals. Nervy and precise, offering intense strawberry and raspberry flavors and a touch of buttery brioche. Shows noteworthy clarity and cut on the powerful, stony finish” (V)
“Pale orange-pink. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of strawberry, cherry and orange peel, with a suave floral overtone. Dry and precise, its nervy red fruit flavors complemented by a refreshingly bitter blood orange nuance. A firm, linear Champagne that finishes with excellent clarity and mineral-dominated persistence.” (ST)
“The strength of this rose is in its simple elegance. A product of the Gonet-Medeville family vineyard, the wine is almost pastel in color and boasts subtle undercurrents of peach and raspberry.” Gayot Top 10 Rose Champagnes
70% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir and 3% Ambonnay still red wine. A delicate rose-petal hue, an ideal aromatic purity and tonic fruitiness, with just the slightest hint of dosage so as not to mask the minerality of the Bisseuil and le Mesnil terroirs.
Champagne is the home to the sparkling wine the accompany all types of celebration. It is made from 1 white and 2 red grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.
- Champagne is usually non-vintage. Producers blend several vintages to achieve consistent quality. Non-vintage champagne can be drunk young; though further bottle aging will give it more roundness and color.
- Vintage champagne is made in great years only. As 80% of the grapes come from one year, vintage champage is concentrated in flavor and best aged for a decade before drinking.
- Champagne is classified by its levels of sweetness. Extra Brut means bone-dry with less than 0.5% of residual sugar per liter. Brut is the norm, with 0.5-1.5% of residual sugar. Sec despite meaning dry in French, is quite sweet with 2-3.5% residual sugar. Semi-Sec and Doux are even sweeter, with 3.5-5% and 5.5-8% sugar per liter.
- There are over 100 companies (or marques in French) making Champagne. It is useful to know the Tête de Cuvée (top of line) for each marque. For example, Dom Perignon is the Tête de Cuvée of Moët et Chandon and La Grande Dame is the Tête de Cuvée of Veuve Clicquot.
- Blanc de Blanc is the most delicate and lightest of all champagne. It is made solely from Chardonnay. As only one quarter of the land is designated to Chardonnay production, Blanc de Blanc commands a high price!
- Blanc de Noir, on the other hand, is made solely with red Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It has more complexity than the average non-vintage Champagne.