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Cecile Grongnet

SUSTAINABLE

Cecile Grongnet is the fifth generation of the Grongnet family to run this operation and she does almost everything by herself. The Champagne house has been in the same location since 1885 when her great great grandfather started the business. They are located in the village of Etoges, which is in the middle of the Côte des Blancs region of Champagne. They are one of only 26 Champagne houses to be part of the “Special Club”, which is an exclusive club comprised of only the top Champagne houses elected by their peers. The cuvées that she produces all have a very low dosage and most undergo no malolatic fermentation.  

Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay

8 g/l Dosage

 

Carpe Diem Extra Brut

Traditional twine over cork closure

Chardonnay 70%, Pinot Noir 10%, Pinot Meunier 20%

4 g/l Dosage

3 years ageing in Burgundy barrels prior to bottling

3 years on lees prior to disgorgement

 

Cuvee “Special Club” 2008

58% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Noir, 21% Pinot Meunier; with the Chardonnay partially fermented in large oak foudres.

Pale straw with a tinge of yellow. The aromas and flavors are bright with yellow apple, lime, lemon curd and white pineapple - a lively expression of fruit and acidity. The finish is beautiful, mouthwatering, and long lasting.