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PIERRE GIMONNET & FILS

CHAMPAGNE | FRANCE

Pierre Gimonnet et Fils has been rated by Robert Parker as "outstanding" and one of the top 15 producers in Champagne. One of the great grower families of the Côtes de Blancs, the Gimonnets produce what are probably called the bluest of blue chip Chardonnay Champagnes. These are bolstered by their vineyards in Cuis, a premier cru notorious for its searing acidity, but one that is supremely elegant the ultimate Champagne accolade: "restrained exuberance."