Champagne Michel Gonet, Winemaking Since 1802
The Gonet family started winemaking in 1802 and the process of doing wine came a little after this. The family traditions and winemaking know-how have been passed on from one generation to the next since then. Michel Gonet was born in 1935 with dysphagia and was unable to swallow. He was cured with a sip of champagne, and his passion for wines started at this moment. All his brothers and sisters joined him in winemaking and now each of them creates their own brand. Michel developed the cellar in 1973 and installed modern machinery to improve the quality of wine production. Their main aim is to produce unique, elegant, and pure Champagne. Sophie Signolle, his daughter, is in charge of the cellar and continues her ancestors’ traditions. She is also engaged for women winegrowers and mostly involved in local politics with the goal of developing even more champagne.
Unique Wines From Unique Soils of Bordeaux
Their region of Bordeaux has a variety of soils that helps to make unique wines. Since 1986, they work with gravels transported to the Dordogne in Vayres. In 1998, they decided to come to the Pessac from the Pyrenees. In 2007, they decided to convert to organic farming and obtained the AB certification in 2011. Since 2014, they moved to biodynamic agriculture to preserve the natural environment and the health of the vineyards for future generations. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the grapes that grow in their estate and used to make their high-quality Champagnes. Every stage of production is done with care and according to the requirements of the vintage so that the best possible wines can be made. The qualities of their unique terroir are reflected in the champagnes.