January Edition 2022 | 'Fresh off the boat' Vintage blanc de blancs


Posted by Kyri Christodoulou•

In January we look at our recurring theme, "fresh off the boat" with two massively different and sublime producers. The first one on it's way to all members is made by husband and wife team Aurelie and Loïc from the organic house of Barrat-Masson. They are based in the Côte des Bar  yet right on the border of Côte des Sezanne in a town called Villenauxe-la-Grande. We feature 'Les Margannes' which is 100% barrel-fermented chardonnay from the 2016 harvest and aged for five years in total.

In direct contrast, for our connoisseurs, we have chosen Michel Gonet, which are a family that started their journey in 1802. The wine comes from a single plot in the Grand Cru of Le Mesnil Sur Oger. This is fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve freshness and is sourced from the highly prized 2012 harvest. This is aged for eight years in total and is rated 18/20 points by renowned British wine critic - Jancis Robinson.