The 2006 Cuvée Théophile Grand Cru Extra Brut blends 60% Chardonnay (from Les Champs d’Alouette in Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 40% Pinot Noir (Ls Grande Rouelle in Ambonnay). Vinified in used barriques, this wine offers an intense and vinous bouquet of ripe fruits and pure chalk. Full-bodied and intense on the palate, this is a very elegant and expressive Champagne with a firm structure and a long, complex finish. It’s lean and rich at the same time, and probably needs a bit of time.
Gonet-Médeville Grand Cru ‘Theophile’ Extra Brut 2005 (1.5L)
Moderately golden. A ripe, mature and penetrating nose of citrus, floral notes and white peach introduces rather rich, round and voluminous flavors that possess a moderate effervescence along with excellent complexity while terminating in a mouth coating finish. Monumental and vigorous, mouth-filling and near-perfect – its seamless, lingering finish makes this great Grand Cru a show-stopper.
FICO is the exclusive importer for Gonet-Médeville in Hong Kong.