Champagne Gremillet Blanc de Noirs NV 75cl
"Showing a fine mousse in the glass (meaning delicate bubbles as opposed to airy Angel Delight!) and characteristic toasty yeast aromas, boosted by fuller fruit and more structure than the Brut Selection. Rich but elegant, with classic baked biscuit flavours and welcome burst of acidity on the finish."
The Gremillet estate was founded by Jean-Michel Gremillet in 1979 when he inherited a plot of vines from his mother, Lulu. Today, the house possesses over 40 hectares of vineyards and is situated in a small village 45 kilometres from Troyes - the historic capital of Champagne - and 180 kilometres south of Reims. The vines lie on steep, sun-drenched hillsides in Kimmeridgian clay-limestone soils. Pinot Noir is king here, and constitutes around 94% of Gremillet’s plantings, with the remainder dedicated to Chardonnay, ideal for creating a classic, baked biscuit, rich, fruit-flavoured Champagne.
This family owned and run Champagne house is HVE 3 certified and as much as possible it restricts the use of chemicals in the vineyards. One of their cuvées is certified organic by ECOCERT and they hope that this is only the start of a bigger process.
Country: France | Region: Cote des Bar, Champagne | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Pinot Noir | Vegetarian | Family Owned