Gallimard Père et Fils

Cuvée de Réserve Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir

9.04 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Riceys, Aube, Champagne, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

A smaller, independent house located in the Côte des Bar, the majority of Gallimard’s vineyard holdings are planted to Pinot Noir with a little but of Chardonnay. This particular designation, their Blanc de Noir presents as a light copper, salmon color; it’s actually quite striking. I had to wonder if there was some skin contact and come to find out, they slightly macerate the grapes in the press…so there you have it. The nose is quite pretty with strawberry and white peach. The palate is quite round and well endowed with white peach; typical of wines from this most southern part of Champagne. That being said, there is a freshness here that I found rather compelling thanks to a lovely spine of acid. The finish provides saline minerals which I found rather endearing. No disgorgment data was obvious on the bottle, which, anymore these days is sort of a bummer. I think all producers should state at least some basic info on the labels of their NV wines. But I digress. This was an easy Champagne to like and definitely something I would drink again

A smaller, independent house located in the Côte des Bar, the majority of Gallimard’s vineyard holdings are planted to Pinot Noir with a little but of Chardonnay. This particular designation, their Blanc de Noir presents as a light copper, salmon color; it’s actually quite striking. I had to wonder if there was some skin contact and come to find out, they slightly macerate the grapes in the press…so there you have it. The nose is quite pretty with strawberry and white peach. The palate is quite round and well endowed with white peach; typical of wines from this most southern part of Champagne. That being said, there is a freshness here that I found rather compelling thanks to a lovely spine of acid. The finish provides saline minerals which I found rather endearing. No disgorgment data was obvious on the bottle, which, anymore these days is sort of a bummer. I think all producers should state at least some basic info on the labels of their NV wines. But I digress. This was an easy Champagne to like and definitely something I would drink again

May 31st, 2021
Patricia Schnitzer

Feb. 13, 2021. Single varietal Champagne tasting w/ Caitlin. Blanc de Noirs = 100% Pinot Noir. This is lovely. Toast, green apple, key lime on the nose. Green apple and hibiscus on palate. Nice acidity. Beautiful bubbles and beautiful pale pink color. A winner!

Feb. 13, 2021. Single varietal Champagne tasting w/ Caitlin. Blanc de Noirs = 100% Pinot Noir. This is lovely. Toast, green apple, key lime on the nose. Green apple and hibiscus on palate. Nice acidity. Beautiful bubbles and beautiful pale pink color. A winner!

Feb 19th, 2021
Patricia Schnitzer

December 2020. Last Bottle purchase. Love Blanc de Noirs and this is a good one. 12% alcohol. Pale color with a touch of pink. Citrus with a bit of red berries. Easy drinking.

December 2020. Last Bottle purchase. Love Blanc de Noirs and this is a good one. 12% alcohol. Pale color with a touch of pink. Citrus with a bit of red berries. Easy drinking.

Dec 7th, 2020
Mark E
9.0

Mark had this 7 months ago

Mark had this 7 months ago

May 7th, 2021