Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) CHA m PAGN e | 15 B u RG u NDY 15 | d e F i N i NG T H e aRT OF B L a NC de B L a NCS G enerations of the Gonet family worked the vineyards of Champagne before creating their own winery in the 1800's. However, it was m ichel Gonet in the 1970's who started the family on a path that would lead to today's success. With vineyards already secured throughout the Cotes de Blancs, m ichel focused first on the cellar and winemaking, bringing a new level of quality and refinement to the house Champagne. Next came the focus on terroir, and developing an understanding of how to best use their Grand Cru vineyards to create a wine that would challenge the best Chardonnay in the region. The vintage Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc was his answer, a 100% Chardonnay sourced from l e m esnil sur o ger and l es Hautes m ottes, refined in bottle for six years prior to release, and finished with zero dosage to accentuate its tense mineral character and purity. You would be hard pressed to find another Champagne that can better communicate its Grand Cru lineage. ✦ Michel Gonet Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2011 $55 (1801067) T H e aRT i S a NS OF C H a MP a GN e There's a lot to be said for stewardship of the land: the idea that a winemaker has nourished their creation from the ground, through the vine and into the bottle, and that a vintage can be felt in their hands and tasted on the vine before any decisions are made in the winery. Many of the greatest winemakers of our time consider themselves farmers first–so why not in Champagne? The Grower Movement changed it all, as the farmers of Champagne began to try their hand at winemaking, and found an entirely new passion. d ecades have passed since the movement started, and today those many years of experience can be tasted in each and every bottle. i f you are looking for the a rtisans of Champagne, look no further.

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