"Pale gold with a frothy mousse. Highly aromatic bouquet of tangerine, pear, minerals, sweet butter and lees; smells like a Puligny-Montrachet. Fine, focused and pure, offering spicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a strong mineral bite. This pure, graceful Champagne would be perfect with oysters." Stephen Tanzer - International Wine Cellar 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. The brothers Olivier and Didier start with distinct advantages. In Cuis since the 1700s, the family has amassed an important estate of 25 hectares in splendid sites, with 100+ year old vines in the grand crus of Cremant and Chouilly. 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."