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Philippe Gonet "3210" Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne SKU #1051896

Price: $39.99

VN 94 WS 92 ST 91
RP 90
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K&L Notes

Dry as dry can be, and all the more tasty for it! This is a new cuvee without any make-up, that is without any dosage at all. It was made from 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil and Montgueux, the latter being the best cru of the Aube, the southernmost part of Champagne. It is a tremendously nervy wine, best enjoyed with oysters!

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  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Though the 3-2-1-0 name feels a bit reminiscent of a pop song, Philippe Gonet’s Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne is serious, with hints of citrus as well as cherry fruit and spice (surprising for Chardonnay) and a shockingly long finish for zero dosage. Somehow this stunning release is both lush and lean, full-bodied through the palate with a super crisp finish. I even sold a bottle to a representative of a rival Champagne house – it was too good for her to pass up after tasting. The vineyards Gonet sources from cannot be beat for quality, and there’s a focus here that balances the lively freshness. What an incredible value.
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    3 years, 2 regions, 1 varietal, 0 dosage. This wine is awesome. All Chardonnay, all cut, lots of minerality. Where are the oysters?
  • Jim Boyce
    By: Jim Boyce
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a stellar bottle of Champagne. Going through full malo lactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks gives it a full body with crisp apple notes and solid acidity on the extremely dry finish. Great with sushi as well!
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    K&L Staff Member
    Champagnes of this ilk use to be refer to as “Brut Zero,” which meant zero dosage and, indirectly, suggests no malolactic. Champagnes of this “ilk,” generally, I have had troubled tasting, let alone drinking, due to their higher acid and extreme dryness, with their higher acid actually disturbing my rather sensitive stomach. Along comes this 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Gem and I have to admit, what a wonderful surprise to discover such a style with lush, rich flavors yet still with excellent acid structure and extreme dryness. Clean, crisp flavors with apply to citrus-like fruit presentations, this Gem has a subtle richness and broadness to its complex flavors and bright, distinctive nose. So, how did Philippe Gonet achieve this, while other producers make such a style that still hurt my stomach, as this one does not. As The Beaner informed me, this may be the first style “Brut Zero” Champagne that we have actually fallen in love with. Try it with freshly cooked crab, if that season ever gets underway.
    Drink from 2011 to 2020
  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    K&L Staff Member
    Now, I may be letting the cat out of the bag, but Gary Westby let us all in on the meaning of the "3210" on the label. 3 years on the lees, 2 vineyards that the fruit is from, 1 varietal (Chardonnay), and 0 dosage! Bright and razor sharp, with great minerality and a mouth-watering apple pie taste. I fall further in love with zero dosage champagnes every day!
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    Remember the old song "How dry I am'? Well, the Gonet 3210 answers that question and the answer is "very dry"! Those of you who are fans of no-dosage or "ultra" Brut champagnes are sure to love this one. Made from 100% chardonnay and zero dosage, this baby is as bright as the sun. Super crisp minerality, fresh citrus fruit and just a hint of nectarine. Break out the oysters, uncork the bottle and plan for a memorable evening. Or afternoon. Whatever floats your boat.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    Sushi & Champagne night this week was made all the more special for Cinnamon and I by a bottle of the Philippe Gonet 3210. This naked, undosed blanc de blanc is a fantastic partner for sushi of all types, but particularly well suited to nigiri. We finished it off in a big hurry- another "small" bottle in the recycling bin, another nice memory. I am looking forward to doing it again next week!
  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    K&L Staff Member
    This is an exciting Champagne that is full of zest and sparkle. It is bone dry, yet has enough fruit and body to kept it tasty. I really liked it because it is so dry, but a joy to drink. It will go great with seafood and chicken.


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