92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Opening in the glass with a youthfully reserved bouquet of white currants, citrus oil, warm bread and wet stones, Gonet's 2011 Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is full-bodied, deep and tensile, with a racy spine of acidity, a fleshy core and a long, saline finish. Mineral and elegantly austere, this is nonetheless beautifully balanced and represents a decided success in a challenging vintage."
"Tasted blind in a comparison of champagne and English sparkling wine. 100% Chardonnay. From the lieu-dit Les Hautes Mottes in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Pale lemon colour. Fair amount of complexity on the nose. Great balance and savour. Not the most tight-knit but this is the first wine I have found difficult to expectorate. Really well thought out. Complete. Some age on this but it’s not heavy. Lots to discover. Long. Very long. Bone dry but not austere. Very subtle. 18/20 points."
Festive recommendations 2020 – fizz
"This is a single-vineyard champagne of the sort that is now so fashionable, in this case from the village of Le Mesnil and made by a gifted winemaker. Another fully mature wine, like the Doquet, which gives it the roundness to compensate for not having been sweetened up as most champagnes are when the cork is finally applied. Very subtle and persistent."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Founded in 1802 by Charles Gonet, the family owned Champagne house has been producing award winning Champagnes for more than 7 generations. In 1973, the cellars were modernized with the main objective being to improve the quality of the wine making. The Gonet family owns over 40 hectares (98+acres) of vineyards in the champagne region of France stretching from South of Epernay Grand Cru villages of Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil sur Oger to the hillsides of Sezannes to Vindey. The Pinot Noir vineyards are located in Fravaux on the hillsides of Bar sur Aubois in the south of Champagne. The Cote de Blancs Grand Cru (highest distinction in Champagne) vineyards are protected by the mountain of Reims from cold winds and from the rains that falls in the Marne Valley. The combination of the climate and soil in the area are the essential features for Grand Cru classification.