The Gonet Rose avoids any of the heaviness that some can show – it is energetic and fresh, light and crisp, with just ripe red berry fruit and a tangy, spicy finish. Made from 90% Chardonnay and just 10% Pinot Noir, we served this as the final wine of a recent Gonet dinner where it went down a storm with some 24-month Comté cheese. Not a pairing I have had before, but one I would heartily recommend!
About the Domaine
Siblings Chantal and Pierre Gonet are 7th generation family growers in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil.
Winemaker Pierre combines modern winemaking methods and traditional techniques to bring out the best of the minerality and structure of their 20-hectare estate on the Mesnil terroir. The Gonet’s own 35 separate plots spread across eight different villages.
This is single vineyard blanc de blancs Champagne at its best, a rare gem in the world of big brand Champagne houses and is now beginning to side-line many of these famous names in the upper echelons of London restaurants.