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Situated

on the

northern slope of the Montange de Reims

for 100,000 120,000 bottles produced per year. The

is Verzenay, and in village itself, is the

Verzenay, overlooking most

house

of

Godmé.

Godmé

of the started

overall division of grapes is 55% Noir, and 15% Pinot Meunier.

Chardonnay, 30% Pinot It is this balance of

growing vines

produce

their

in the

late

own

wines

nineteenth century and began to

in

1930,

when

Joseph

Godmé

Chardonnay and Pinot of Godmé in bottle.

Noir

that

creates

the

signature

taste

took the helm. His footsteps, and today

son the

Bertrand followed in Joseph’s children of Bertrand and their

Godmé’s wines are all about the battle of power vs

families for the

manage the house. winemaking and

Hugues Godmé

is responsible

vineyard care

and Sabine

finesse, fruit mixing with interlaced with minerality.

acidity, and baked bread The wines are extremely

Guillaume travels non-stop for sales together, five generations of Godmé

and marketing. All have been involved

with Champagne, though been making wine.

only

the

last

three

have

actually

complex

and

develop

very

well.

In

fact,

the

Champagne

that Godmé Pérignon.

reminds me most of is the one and only Dom Both manage impeccable balance between

Chardonnay

and

Pinot

Noir

and

each

develop

slowly

and

The Godmé family owns a little less than 12 ha of land, which is divided among their hometown of Verzenay (Grand Cru), Beaumont-vur-Vesle (Grand Cru), Verzy (Grand Cru), Ville-Dommange (Premier Cru), and Villers-Marmery (Premier Cru). These holdings account

blossom over time. Whether you agree with me or think you should take this as the compliment especially when considering the price of admission

not, I it is,

  • you

can buy multiple bottles of price of one bottle of Dom.

Godmé’s

vintage

wine

for

the

Champagne Warrior

Special Web Sample Edition - October 2010

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