2016 Michel Gonet "Les Hautes Mottes" Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Nature (Champagne, FR)

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne, France

A collaboration between sommelier Raj Parr, Marco Pelletier, and the Gonet family, this is a rare, stunning Champagne coming from a tiny plot resting upon pure chalk. This is old vine Chardonnay: lean, racy, with a pronounced mineral component. The wine was aged for 60 months on the lees, and disgorged in March of 2021 with zero dosage. The finish is long, bracing, slightly toasty, and very elegant.