Phillipe Gonet, Champagne Blanc De Blanc Brut "Signature"
Phillipe Gonet, Champagne Blanc De Blanc Brut "Signature"; 92 pts, Antonio Galloni/Vinous; 92 pts, Wine Spectator
Gorgeous aromatics burst from the glass with toasted brioche and lemon coated rocks (we recommend a wine glass, not a flute!) Doughy brioche spreads roundly across the palate and is beautifully offset with chalky minerality to create perfect balance.
The Gonet family has been based in the prized village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, neighbors to Salon and Clos du Mesnil, since 1830. They are one of the largest growers in Champagne, specializing in Blanc de Blancs. This bottling (the Signature Brut) is phenomenal, and is served by the glass at some of the finest restaurants in America: Meadowood, NoPa, Sons & Daughters, Michael Mina, and Babbo among others.