Colour Pale Pink Flavour Fruity with drop flavour Taste In harmony with nose Red fruits and redcurrant. It is well equilibrated charming Champagne Explosion of the fruits in the mouth. Can be drunk on aperitive or with a dessert with red fruits.
Colour Pale yellow with fine effervescence. Nose With a youthful sparkle of blended pale fruit (peach) and melon. In the mouth a mouth watering sensation of mineral freshness combined with delicate fruit on top of an invigorating finish. It is a very well-constructed Champagne easy to drink at any time charming with an elegant finish.
The 2009 Fleuron Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs is sourced from vineyards in Chouilly and Cramant, and aged for four years on the lees. Disgorged in January 2015 with 4.5 grams per liter of dosage, this sample displays a precise, pure and fresh bouquet with some nutty flavors that migrate to a quite deep and rich, very elegant, fresh and well-structured taste with precise fruit aromas. This is still the fresh and mineral Gimonnet style, but with more intensity and complexity in the finish than the non-vintage cuvées. "Due to the dry August and September, we had to wait long to get the physiological ripeness in 2009," says Didier Gimonnet.
On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity. UK stock receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement ageing so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths. The peritif champagne par excellence but one which has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.