Seventy percent Chardonnay from Mesnil, thirty percent Pinot Noir from Bisseuil and Ambonnay. “Brisk, very dry red berry and citrus flavors are pleasantly bitter and finely etched, with dusty minerals adding further vivacity. I love this wine's uncompromising personality.” – Josh Raynolds, for Stephen Tanzer, Pairs beautifully with salmon, chicken, and pork.
Julie and Xavier Gonet-Médeville are, in many ways, the first couple of French wines. Both hail from storied winemaking families. Leading a new generation of winemakers, they bring their family knowledge, methods and passion to the many wines they now make together. In 2000, when his family's plots were being divided, Xavier opted for a modest collection of the highest quality 1er and Grand Cru vineyards with a goal of producing only the most exquisite, small-production Champagnes. Organic, separately vinified, and without malolactic fermentation, the dosage is minute. Julie and Xavier's resulting Champagnes are very elegant, delicate, festive, and easy to drink.