Every year around 250,000 bottles of Champagne leave the cellars of Pierre Gimonnet & Fils. Unlike some Champagne houses, all the grapes are grown on the estate. Situated in the Cotes de Blancs, Chardonnay is the only grape used – so literally every wine is a Blanc de Blancs. This is very rare. There are three hallmarks to the wine – a distinct flintiness from the chalky soils of the Cotes de Blancs, the ability of all the wines to further age in bottle and a quest for balance, elegance and complexity in every wine. Today the company is still owned and run by the family – brothers, and grandson’s of Pierre, Olivier and Didier Gimonnet.