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PIERRE GIMONNET & FILS Brut Extra Premier Cru Champagne Nonvintage

(Champagne, France) $48

There is nothing like a cold glass of very very very dry Champagne on a hot night. The wine’s raciness races right through you with cool energy. Take the Pierre Gimonnet Brut Extra, a Champagne that drenches you in bursts of mandarin orange, lime zest, and star fruit—flavors that are encased in chalky crispness from the Premier Cru vineyards where the Chardonnay grapes for this wine are grown. Brut Extra (or Extra Brut as they are sometimes known) Champagnes are less than 0.6 percent sugar. That’s about as bone dry as any wine can get. (To give you a comparison, most cola clocks in at about 11 percent). Gimonnet is a small “Grower Champagne” and the family’s wines have wave after wave of delicious freshness. (12.5% abv)

96 points KM

Available at Kingston Wine Co.

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