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The (100%) Chardonnay for this wine comes from the Grand Cru of Le Mesnil sur Oger, leading to a mineral-driven wine noted with flavors of citrus, honey and brioche.
Champagne Gonet was founded in 1802, though the estate’s modern-day story began in 1973, when Michel took control of the domaine.
Gonet is a very old name in Champagne. The family moved to Champagne from the Beaujolais in the 15th century and worked in the vineyards before establishing a Champagne house in the early 1800s. Each subsequent generation helped lay a foundation for a successful domaine with the most recent patriarch, Michel Gonet, enlarging the cellars in Avize and refocusing their winemaking in the 1970s. The total holdings are around 40 hectares, consisting mostly of Chardonnay on the Côte des Blancs. The estate’s 40 hectares of vines stretch across some of Champagne’s best-known Grand Cru villages and are rooted in the region’s signature chalky soils. The vines are located in the villages of Le Mesnil sur Oger, a little further south, in Vindey on the Sézannais hillsides, and also near Troyes, on the slopes of Montgueux.