1 x NV Vazart Coquart Cuvee 82/12 (750ml) - Tyson Stelzer 94/100 and Jancis Robinson 17.5/20
1 x NV Vazart Coquart Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs (750ml) - Wine Enthusiast 89/100
1 x NV Camille Bonville Brut Rose (750ml) - Gilbert & Gaillard 92/100
1 x NV A.D. Coutelas Elixir Rosé (750ml) - Wine Enthusiast 89/100
1 x NV Gosset-Brabant Rosé Premier Cru (750ml) - Decanter 86/100
1 x 2005 Pierre Gimonnet Special Club (750ml) - Wine Enthusiast 94/100
1 x 2008 Pierre Gimonnet Special Club (750ml) - Decanter 97/100
1 x 2009 Moussé Fils Special Club (750ml) - Vinous Media 92/100
Jean-Pierre is the third generation winemaker at the family domaine of Vazart-Coquart et Fils having been in control since 1995. He sustainably farms the 11 hectare estate, all of which is located within the village limits of Chouilly and has been certified Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) since 2012. At the start of the 1950s, Jacques Vazart convinced his father Louis and his brother René, who at the time owned and grew a certain amount of vines, to start producing champagne. The family thus started to invest in order to produce this divine nectar. In 1954, the first bottles were produced and started to attract the attention of wine lovers.At that time, the champagne was sold under the brand “Louis Vazart”. Soon after, Louis and his wife Marie Coquart combined their surnames. This is how the “Vazart-Coquart” brand came into being, able to self-perpetuate over several generations. For a long time, their legacy was under the responsibility of Jacques. Jean-Pierre Vazart started to work alongside his father Jacques in 1991. They worked together to expand the company, develop quality, look after the vineyard and invest for the future. In 1995, Jean-Pierre officially took over the reins. Joined by his wife Caroline, they are assisted by an exceptional team.“Cuvée 82/12” is a champagne made using the perpetual blending method or solera; the numbers denoting the first and last year’s in the blend. Each year is added at a ratio of 40% and the wine is aged in fûts. It was bottled in April 2014 and disgorged in September 2017 with a dosage of 1.5gl. Vazart-Coquart Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs is an elegant blend of pure Chardonnay with a low dosage and a minimum of four years ageing on the lees. A blend of several years, the 25% reserve wines are from a perpetual reserve implemented by Jacques Vazart in 1982. Very limited quantities are produced each year, with maximum annual production at 3,000 bottles. All the grapes come from their own 11 hectare estate in Chouilly.
Since 1971, the Club Trésors de Champagne has brought together Champagne winegrowers who share values, in order to progress together in facing the challenges of tomorrow. For these winegrowers, united around the preservation of their terroirs and of their know-how, Champagne is a story that is told through each bottle. The cuvée Spécial Club, a cuvée of excellence, is the reflection of their particularity, their personalities, and their terroirs. To qualify to produce this prestige cuvée, each winemaker must submit a promising vintage based on very strict specifications (a guarantee of know-how, authenticity, and quality). The application is subject to 2 blind tastings by a panel of independent oenologists. Unique and recognizable thanks to the distinct shape of its bottle and the Club crest/label, this cuvée is available in limited quantities.
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, a name inextricably linked with Champagne, was created by Pierre, who laid the foundations of today’s vineyards in 1925. Michel, his son, set out to be one of the forerunners of meticulous and ambitious winemaking and to create this “Estate taste”. Today, Olivier and Didier, the founder’s grandsons, have been carrying on this work since the 1980s. They express their originality as true creators of “identity” Champagnes, as an expression of their envied Champagne terroirs. The younger generation, Pierre-Guillaume and Arnaud have recently joined the estate. Ambitious but respectful of the work and assets of previous generations, their approach aims for even more environmentally friendly viticulture.