GONET-MEDEVILLE - TOP GROWER CHAMPAGNE FROM $68

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     "I last visited Gonet-Medeville only several years after its 2000 founding ... Their enthusiasm and ambition were infectious; their attention to detail obvious and impressive; and their vineyards – now spread among Le Mesnil, Ambonnay, Bisseuil, Trepail, and Mareuil – are all grand or premier cru-rated ... they made a fine show, and this is a grower well worth watching." -  David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
    All the wine is barrel fermented and aged. Xavier Gonet likes the flexibility of blending with small lots to preserve and enhance the fruit resulting from the hard and long vineyard work. His yields are low and his ageing in-bottle is long. This small grower-champagne label is on fire! Cheers, Randall 
    These wines are ordered on a pre-arrival basis and are expected August 2023.
     

    Gonet-Medeville NV Champagne 1er Cru 'Cuvee Tradition'
    RRP: $89 | Pre-Arrival: $68!
    Pre-Arrival MAGNUM: $149!

    "Gonet-Medeville's NV Brut Premier Cru Tradition is showing very well, bursting from the glass with an expressive bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, dried citrus rind, walnuts and fresh brioche. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and fleshy, with ripe but racy acids, fine depth at the core and a long, sapid finish. This is a complex Champagne that sees some barrel fermentation." 92pts! - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
     

    Gonet-Medeville NV Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Noirs
    RRP: $125 | Pre-Arrival: $84!

    "The new release of Gonet-Medeville's NV Brut Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs is showing very well, offering up an appealing bouquet of crisp golden orchard fruit, honeycomb, warm biscuits and dried white flowers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with ripe but racy acids, good depth at the core and a delicate mousse. Concentrated and structured, another year on the cork will be rewarded by additional complexity, even though this is approachable now." 93pts! - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
     

    Gonet-Medeville 2009 Champagne Grand Cru 'Cuvee Theophile'
    RRP: $249 | Pre-Arrival: $220!

    This wine has been barrel-fermented then aged on lees for 11 years followed by a "marrying" time of 2 years with cork age., and it's still as fresh as a daisy!
    This magical blend comes from (40%) Le Mesnil Champ d'Alouette site and (60%) Ambonay Grand Ruelles, both of course, great and classic Grand Crus.
    This, as with the Champ d'Alouette is fermented in used barrels and aged for an eternity (11 years) in bottle.
    It's a dialed up intense wine with great vinosity, pinot meatyness and "sappyness" together with chardonnay lemon compote and  saline / rocky mineral nuances.  With a well judged 2g/L of sugar, it's a striking beautifully (partially) aged and vinous wine.
     

    Gonet-Medeville 2007 Champagne Grand Cru 'Champ d'Alouette'
    RRP: $309 | Pre-Arrival: $245!

    100% from the Champs d'Alouettes vineyard in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, a single Grand Cru 100% chardonnay site of .4ha. It's a "bull's eye" plot that gives the classic powerful, minerally but also the deep and profound flavours that make Le Mesnil so famous. Xavier ferments and ages the wine is older barrels for 6 months, blocks the malo, and then this rare wine sleeps in the bottle for 13 years! It is usually blended for Cuvée Théophile and is only ever vinified separately in the very best vintages - under 100 dozen are usually made. Gonet-Medeville and Krug are the only two houses to own vineyards in this site! It's low in dosage (around 2.5g/L, which is perfect because of the aged brioche, honey, biscuity and lemon curd characters with intense minerality. This is a searingly powerful and profound wine!

    These wines are available on a pre-arrival basis, to order please email us at wine@randalls.net.au or give us a call on (03) 9419 9795


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