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Champagne Michel Gonet

Avize  //  Champagne  //  France


"These elegant grower Champagnes have a combination of weight, texture and verve that betters many much more expensive Grand Marques."

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The signature style of Champagne Michel Gonet - showcasing minerality and complexity with exceptional freshness and persistence - is everything we love about Champagne. 

A walk through the Gonet family's vines shows a deep respect for nature, their land and their community, and it quickly becomes apparent just how fortunate we were to have been introduced to them a couple of years ago.


Run with extraordinary energy by Sophie Signolle Gonet, who has cast-iron beliefs about what is and is not important in Champagne, the house operates according to simple but important principles:

1. Gonet work only with fruit from their own vineyards - a true grower.

2. Disease and pests are controlled only by natural means, never with chemicals.

3. Every cuvee is a single variety, Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.

4. Dosage is either not used at all or kept very low (extra brut levels).

Dating back to 1802, the Gonet family have been producing wine in Avize, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, for over two centuries. Sophie Signolle Gonet and her brother Charles-Henri are seventh generation winegrowers who have an adventurous flair for producing wines that express the typicity of their special terroir and the unique characteristics of each vintage.


The Grand Crus derive from the village of Mesnil-sur-Oger, a terroir famous for bringing tension, minerality and incomparable length to the Chardonnay. Here, Gonet shares illustrious company, with the likes of Krug and Salon a literal stone's throw away.


The family’s blends are bolstered with Chardonnay from Vindey in the Côte de Sézanne, and the chalk hill of Montgueux in the Aube. Pinot Noir used for making their delightful Blanc de Noirs and Rose comes from a family plot nestled on the cool slopes of Fravaux in the Côte des Bar.

Featured Wines

Blanc de Noirs Fravaux

'Le Varlan'


Single vineyard: Le Varlan in Fravaux (Cöte des Bars)
100% Pinot Noir
No malolactic fermentation
Two years on lees
Disgorged February February 2023
Dosage: Extra-brut 4g/L

Blanc de Blancs

Vindey Montgueux


From two family parcels in the villages of Vindey and Montgueux
No malolactic fermentation
Two years on lees
Disgorged February 2023
Dosage: Extra-brut 2g/L

Blanc de Blancs

'Les 3 Terroirs'


From three family parcels in the villages of Mesnil sur Oger, Vindey and Montgueux
No malolactic fermentation
Five years on lees
Disgorged May 2023
Dosage: Extra-brut 4g/L

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