Tasting notes: Champagne Gremillet Selection Brut NV
Award winning Champagne Gremillet Selection Brut NV. This champagne has fresh floral aromas combined with characteristic sweet brioche overtones. Balanced by peach skin and baked biscuit flavours with a crisp citrus finish.
Food match: Champagne Gremillet Selection Brut NV
Drinks very nicely well chilled on its own of course. But not on your own because this is a sociable drink after all! Also recommended with light nibbles, salads and simple fish dishes.
A stunning Champagne that delivers on all fronts.
The Gremillet estate was founded by Jean-Michel Gremillet in 1979. He inherited a plot of vines from his mother, Lulu. Today, the house possesses over 40 hectares of vineyards.
The vineyard 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. The remainder dedicated to Chardonnay, ideal for creating a classic, baked biscuit, rich, fruit-flavoured Champagne.
“Our consistent quality and excellent price-quality ratio are undeniable. For instance, we perform brilliantly against major labels at blind tastings.” Jean-Christophe Gremillet, Winemaker.
The vineyards, situated in the southern reaches of Troyes achieve greater ripeness. Therefore this leads to a richer fruit and classic baked biscuit flavours mixed with characteristic toasty yeast overtones.
Only the first and lightest pressings are used, as is usual for fine Champagne. Classic slow second fermentation in bottle. After that, maturing on the lees for at least 18 months before being disgorged and released for sale.
This family owned and run Champagne house is HVE 3 certified. As much as possible it restricts its use of chemicals in the vineyards. One of its cuvées is certified organic by ECOCERT. Hopefully this is the start of a bigger process.
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For more information about the producer: https://www.champagne-gremillet.fr/en/