From vineyards about 40km south of Troyes - in the Aube Valley. A slightly warmer area than the main Reims-Epernay region, grapes here achieve greater ripeness which leads to a richer fruit, producing the classic, baked biscuit flavours mixed with characteristic, toasty yeast overtones.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
Only the first, lightest pressings are used, as usual for fine Champagne. Slow fermentation takes place in the bottle, before the Champagne is matured on its lees for at least 24 months.
Will improve for up to a year in bottle, but then drink within two years maximum.
Gremillet is a family owned estate of around 45 hectares; traditionally winegrowers, since the 18th century they have sold their grapes to other producers. However, since 1979 they have been making their own Champagne, with Anne Gremillet currently in charge of proceedings.
Obviously a natural aperitif; but the Pinot Noir dominance of this Champagne gives it the backbone to match all sort of nibbles and salads or light fish dishes.
Suitable for vegetarians.
In the press
Silver- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014
Bronze- Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Bronze- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015
Bronze- International Wine Challenge 2013
Bronze- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013
Bronze- International Wine Challenge 2012