Philippe Gonet Roy Soleil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru "Artist Series"
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.
The delicate and elegant nose opens 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 lovely freshness and a lasting finish worthy of the best wines.
Frédéric Agid became a tattoo artist after a career as a graphic designer and in communication. His drawings are singular, close to caricature, and tell a story. Chantal Brégeon-Gonet met him in Paris more than 12 years ago. The idea was born to tell the work and the story of our cuvée Roy Soleil. A meticulous art that he practices on a tablet and in which he can include a thousand and one small details. There are more than 100,000 lines, necessary for the realization of this label. Lose yourself in the dots of the sketches to find the 4 animals that appear on the label. It could be called “When Le Roy at court feasts, the winegrowers in the vineyard and in the cellars get busy!”. The Roy Soleil cuvée selected to showcase the label is made from Chardonnay from our favorite terroir: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Mostly blended with the 2014 harvest and disgorged in early 2020 at 5g/L. Aging in demi-muids for 8 months gives it creamy and intense aromas balanced by the freshness of Chardonnay Grand Cru.