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Philippe Gonet Roy Soleil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

RM438.00 RM328.00

A Rich and Flattering Champagne

Origin

In honour of Louis XIV, who fostered champagne’s worldwide popularity, the cuvée Roy Soleil, born in 2003, is the fruit of the imagination of a young team, who had begun to harness their talents. Chardonnays from our house vineyard plots in Le Mesnil have created this cuvée, a combination of old and new oak barrels. At least 3 years of bottle aging follows.

Tasting

The delicate and elegant nose opens up to candied fruit (citrus, apricot) and gingerbread. Its woody forest bouquet develops with finesse unveiling a multitude of remarkable aromas. Its attack is mouth-filling, dominated by ripe citrus. This champagne offers a lovely freshness and a lasting finish worthy of the best wines.

Description

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay

VINEYARD: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, 100% Grand Cru.

SOIL: Clay-limestone. 40-metre-thick chalk formed in the tertiary period.

YEAR: Blend of 30% 2011 reserve wine and 70% 2012 Vintage. Bottling: May 2013

PRESSING METHOD: Starfenberger horizontal automatic press.

AGEING: aged in 600L oak barrels, renewed by one-sixth annually (16,66 % new barrel) then aged in
Champenoise bottles for at least 3 years in our cellars, at a constant 12°C, in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.

ALCOHOL: 12%

DOSAGE: Brut 0.75% (approximately 7g of sugar per L)

BOTTLING: 750ml bottles engraved Grand Cru and 1.5L Magnums

TASTING NOTES: This brilliant and clear wine greets the eye with a straw-yellow hue streaked with green. Its
lively effervescence keeps a persistent cordon of tiny bubbles in glass. Roy Soleil’s delicate, elegant nose
opens with candied citrus and apricot aromas as well as notes of gingerbread. This cuvée has a mouth-filling
attack exploding with ripe tangerine and grapefruit flavours offering a lingering and lush finish.

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Sea Bream Tartar with Citrus Fruit. The fleshy wine coats the acidity of the dish. The
very subtle woody notes blend with the fresh fennel flavour. The voluptuous wine meets the richness of the fish.
A bold and subtle dish.

ACHIEVEMENTS: (14,5/20) Revue du Vin de France December 2014, (93/100) Robert Parker 2013, 1 star
Guide Hachette des Vin 2013, 15/20 Bettane & Desseauve 2013, Wine Spectator 2012 (91/100), Silver Medal
Independent frecnch Winegrowers 2011, Gilbert and Gaillard Guide 2011 (88/100), Coup de Coeur 2010
Andreas Larsson. Vinalies Award of Excellence 2010. 17/20 Guide Guénaël Revel. Commended by Decanter
World Wine Awards 2010. Hachette Wine Guide, 2010 and 2009. 14/20 Guide Gault & Millau.

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