The cellars of the Age of Enlightenment

In 1783, during the election of the French language and culture, that of the Sun King and then of Louis XV, when the Enlightenment enlightened Europe, the first cellars of the domain were dug in Mesnil-sur-Oger. They still house a wine cellar, a time machine, in which the elders of 1893, 1959, 1964 and 1975 meet.

Cellar in 2nd basement

Today, under the gaze of Pierre, contemporaries (contemporary artists?) benefit from the active and creative long reflection necessary to the spirit of the Gonet champagnes. The bottles lying on slats "think" their quiet future and silently refine for three years.

Pierre Gonet and the stirring of bottles

Sorted plot by plot, the grapes are slowly home pressed, in alignment with the traditional use of the vertical press of Champagne, bringing out the polymorphic character of terroirs. The juices are then isolated and left to settle in the new ultra-fragmented cuverie, an intimate and infinitesimal approach.

Entrance of the corridor in 2nd cellar

The style is the man himself, Pierre Gonet defines:
« Pleasure, finesse and elegance. It is a slow impregnation of identity, the soul of Mesnil, its minerality which leads to the expression of all its nuances, its freshness, its purity. »