Encepagement: 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier. 2008 base vintage, with 30% reserve wines from 2007. At least two+ years on the lees before disgorgement. The winemaker is Pierre Gonet from champagne house Philippe Gonet in le Mesnil-Sur-Oger; the vines are from Chigny-les-Roses and owned by his wife. This is lot#L110612. Current release.
Primrose with gilded hints. Gushing and extrovert, expressive of its Pinot Noir: boulangerie and autolytic flavors. Sumptuous middle of poached apple and gougère. Yet for all its richness this is ’08 explicit, with hawthorn and chalk detail. Vivacious Chigny-les-Roses. Now – 2016+.