Champagne Gallimard is produced at Les Riceys, famous for its fine pinots noirs and its Rosé des Riceys. The Gallimard family, producers of Champagne from father to son for 6 generations, develop their Champagnes with the greatest respect for tradition and modern winemaking. In 1930, Jules and his son Ernest Gallimard, winegrowers, produced their first bottles of Champagne.
They were succeeded by Pierre, then Jean, and now Didier and his son Arnaud Gallimard are the current owners of a 12 hectare vineyard in the Aube, the Southern extremity of Champagne, home to many small family-owned growers and a world apart from the manicured environs of Reims and Epernay.
Les Riceys, which is not only the largest wine-making village in the Champagne region, but the village is also the sole holder of 3 appellations of the region (Champagne, Coteaux Champenois, and the famous Rosé des Riceys). The vineyard is mainly planted with 85 % Pinot Noir and 15 % Chardonnay, pruned in Guyot, Cordon de Royat and Chablis.
Since 1986 the estate has received work and products awards from several wine guides such as “Guide Hachette des Vins”, as well as a large number of gold medals from different wine challenges, for example “Les Meilleurs Chardonnays du Monde”, “Concours Agricole de Paris”, and “Mondial du Vin de Bruxelles”.
This Blanc de Noirs Champagne is made up of 30 % of Reserve Wine and 10 % soléra of 6 vintages
Light gold in colour, this is a full bodied, but beautifully well balanced wine that shows ripe citrus and hints of tropical fruit on the nose, and a refreshing palate with a creamy and moreish texture.
It’s full and rich but also vibrant and aromatic, exceptional value for money.
Grapes: Pinot Noir
This is an excellent aperitif, but will match very well with scallops or Asian inspired fish dishes.