Gonet-Medeville Coteaux Champenois Rouge d Ambonnay Cuvee Athenais 2017

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From a third of a hectare of old vines planted in 1905. Xavier remains true the ideas for his Champagnes – that is to say he is seeking full ripeness, and the wine is all aged in barrel. A deep colour and bright cherry fruit, with a spicy overlay and pure silky feel. Long on red berry and pure Pinot juice.  Hypnotic, dense, ripe, strawberry-tinged and rarely-made red wine – from 97-year old Pinot Noir vines grown on the steepest slopes of Ambonnay – among the best still wines of Champagne.

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91pts Wine Advocate– 2014 vintage

The barrel-fermented red Coteaux Champenois 2014 Ambonnay Cuvée Athénais comes from a 0.3-hectare plot planted in 1905 with Pinot Noir. The dark colored red offers a beautifully deep, perfectly ripe and intense, but subtle, fresh, very elegant dark cherry and berry fruit.

These fruit flavors are intertwined with some spicy flavors. Silky textured, very pure and intense on the palate, this is a fresh and elegant Pinot Noir with fine tannins, great finesse and purity. Very long and a true expression of fruit.

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