Philippe Gonet Roy Soleil
Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
The delicate and elegant nose opens up to candied fruit (citrus, apricot) and gingerbread. Its woody forest bouquet develops with finesse unveiling a multitude of remarkable aromas. Its attack is mouth-filling, dominated by ripe citrus. This champagne offers a lovely freshness and a lasting finish worthy of the best wines.
In honor of Louis XIV, who fostered champagne’s worldwide popularity, the cuvée Roy Soleil, born in 2003, is the fruit of the imagination of a young team, who had begun to harness their talents. Chardonnays from our house vineyard plots in Le Mesnil have created this cuvée, a combination of old and new oak barrels. At least 3 years of bottle aging follows.
An artistic collab
Frédéric Agid became a tattoo artist after a career in graphic design and communications. His drawings are singular, verging on caricature, and tell a story. Chantal Brégeon-Gonet met him in Paris over 12 years ago.
The idea was born to tell the story of the work and history of our Roy Soleil cuvée. A meticulous art that Roy Soleil practises on a tablet and in which he can include a thousand and one small details. More than 100,000 strokes are needed to create this label. Get lost in the dots of the sketches to find the 4 animals on the label. The label could be entitled « When the king at the court is partying the winegrowers in the vineyards and the cellars are working »
The Roy Soleil cuvée selected to highlight the label is made from Chardonnay from our favorite terroir: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The majority is blended with the 2014 harvest and disgorged in early 2020 at 5g/L. Aged in demi-muids for 8 months, it has creamy, intense aromas balanced by the freshness of Grand Cru chardonnay.