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Gonet-Medeville Champagne 1er Cru Rose Extra Brut N/V
Region: Champagne
Winery: Gonet-Medeville
Grapes: 70% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir, 3% red wine from Ambonnay
Color: Sparkling
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Description: "An elegant style of rosé, displaying more citrus and yeast notes than berry. It finishes lean and dry. Try with chilled shellfish or charcuterie." -Wine Spectator


Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 91 Firm and focused, with a lovely, finely detailed mousse, this compact Champagne shows a layered mix of dried apricot, toast, slivered almond, candied pink grapefruit zest and fleur de sel. Mouthwatering. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 2019. 80 cases imported.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 92 "Light orange with a slow bead. Spicy, gently smoky redcurrant and blood orange aromas are impressively precise and nervy. Brisk, very dry red berry and citrus flavors are pleasantly bitter and finely etched, with dusty minerals adding further vivacity. Utterly stains the palate, finishing dry and with rapier-like cut. I love this wine's uncompromising personality. This is a blend based on 60% chardonnay (from Mesnil), with the rest pinot noir from the estate's home premier cru village of Bisseuil and Ambonnay."
Wine & Spirits Magazine 90 BEST BUY! "Made from chardonnay (70%), pinot noir (27%), and a small addition of red wine, this rose is vinified in old oak casks. That wood influence is apparent at first taste, accenting the wine's power and density. With air, red fruit arrives to fill out the broad, toasty structure. A match for toro sashimi."
The Wine Advocate 90 The NV Rosé Premier Cru Extra Brut is a blend of 70% Chardonnay (from the coolish lieut-dit Louvières in Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 30% Pinot Noir. This sample comes from the 2011 vintage and has been disgorged with three grams per liter in March 2015. The cuvée has a light rose color and offers a very pure and fresh nose, with delicate red fruit aromas and lovely mineral notes. There is a lovely delicate fruit intertwined with a firm mineral structure and a lot of salt in the finish. Very expressive, but also finesse-full. Beautifully fresh, although still very young. (6/30/16)