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    Meet the Maker | Pierre Gimonnet Champagne Masterclass

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    Experience the grandeur of Pierre Gimonnet & Fils in this exclusive champagne masterclass, hosted by the dynamic duo of Arnaud Gimonnet (Pierre Gimonnet & Fils) and Kyla Kirkpatrick (Emperor Champagne).

    The champagnes of Pierre Gimonnet & Fils are intricately assembled by masterful hands exclusively from enviably positioned and painstakingly tended old vines. Every cuvee sings is aspiration of precision, purity and minerality. Each speaking to articulately of its place in the northern Côte des Blancs through an expressive, chalky minerality. Today the estate is managed by brothers Didier and Olivier Gimonnet, whose sons have also recently joined the family business.

    You host for the evening is Arnaud Gimonnet, Olivier's son, who joined the family estate in 2022 but has lived and breathed wine his whole life. After studying agricultural sciences in Paris and oenology in Montpellier, Arnaud worked outside the estate for ten years, mainly in Bordeaux as a viticulture and oenology consultant. Thanks to the diversity of his clients (Bordeaux, Val de Loire, Sancerre, Georgia, England, Turkey...), Arnaud has been able to acquire expertise in the current challenges of viticulture, in particular the adaptations that must be made in the face of climate change and to protect the environment, apllying them back on the family estate.

    Arnaud will also be joined by Champagne Ambassador and Emperor CEO, Kyla Kirkpatrick, delivering interesting insights to the champagne.

    You will be tasting through five champagnes, demonstrating the best of the House. We will begin with the Pierre Gimonnet & Fils core range of, the Brut NV, Rosé NV and Fleuron Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs, before concluding on two exceptional vintage prestige Special Club champagnes. 

    Special Club Champagne (or Club de Trésors = Club of Treasures) is the highest tier of classification that grower Champagnes can achieve. To be considered a "Special Club" champagne, the cuvée must be produced with grapes from outstanding vintages harvested from the member’s own vineyards. Such labour, skills and dedication to achieving a champagne of such high level.

    Located on Level 15 of one of Melbourne’s most sophisticated hotels - Pullman Melbourne City Centre, Room 1954 boasts unbeatable views of Melbourne’s stunning skyline. With a warm yet distinctive style, it's the perfect space to make a statement. The event space seats up to 26 guests and offers private lift access from the ground floor.

    Room 1954 plays homage to the year the late Les Erdi moved to Melbourne to embark on new life with wife Eva, where they revolutionised Melbourne’s hospitality and tourism scene through property development, iconic hotels and philanthropy contributions to Melbourne & internationally.

    Please note this is not a dining experience. You will be provided an assortment of light refreshments, canapes and grazing boards to accompany the champagne. 

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