Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Four Champagne´s From Michel Genet

The four bottles tasted and you can see Vincent Genet behind the bottles to the right
Divine invented to lunch. The purpose was to taste some bottles from Michel Genet, which for me was a new acquaintance. And a very nice one at that.
The family makes their wines exclusively from owned grapes, the Chardonnay grapes are from Grand Cry vineyards in Chouilly. Production is about 70.000 bottles/year.
All the tasted cuvées have a dosage of 9 g/l. Beforehand I would have thought that it would give them a more off dry feeling but no, none of them showed any such characteristics. All very fine wines.

NV Brut Esprit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
The nose is cool, elegant and pure with notes of lemons, toasted bread, freshly washed clothes and dry passionfruit. Very nice. Some sweet lime after a while.
The taste is young and tight with notes of lemons, sweet minerals, dry fudge and some smoky aromas. The finish is long and dry. Very, very good.
88p   (tasted 2015/04)

NV Brut Rosé
A creamy, finely tuned nose with notes of just ripening raspberries, lingonberries and earth. Refined. Medium deep and persistent. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and racy with notes of raspberry biscuits, gravel and lingonberries. A long, fine finish with a great acidity. This I like!
90p   (tasted 2015/04)

2009 Grande Rèserve Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
A fine, upfront nose with notes of almond milk, sweet lemons, gravel and a hint of liquorice. Pure, deep and fine. A fine sweetness to the fruit.
The taste is dry, tight and refined with notes of lemons, lime, oyster shells and warm gravel. A long, intense finish. Really good, but I feel that this is for drinking sooner than later. And I have no problems drinking this right now!
91p   (tasted 2015/04)

2007 Prestige de la Cave Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
The Prestige has a cool, refined, aristocratic nose with lovely notes of white pears, lemon candy, warm grass and some smoky scents. Very fine. A understated elegance. Deep.
The taste is intense and focused with notes of candied lemons, white peach, flowers and a wonderful smokiness. A long, long, intense finish with a stunning acidity. A lovely structure. This will evolve nicely for 6-10 years. I will be able to tell, because this will go into the cellar.
94p   (tasted 2015/04)


  1. Hej Joakim!
    Antar att ni inte fick prova Biographie Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2008 som släpps nu i Maj. Hittar ingen info, skvallrades det något om den på provningen?

    Hade gott /David

    1. Hej David,
      nej tyvärr. Visste inte heller att den skulle släppas, då hade jag frågat. Det intressanta är att det vinet - Biographie - inte finns på deras hemsida...

    2. Nej precis, får inte tag på info varken på deras hemsida eller på Divines sida. Mystiskt :)

    3. Ska kolla med Divine, hör av mig om jag får veta något.