The Médeville family has been in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux since the 1700s. Today, great-grand-daughter, Julie, is famous for her Chateau Gillette Sauternes and manages the family's 30+ hectares of vineyard holdings in Sauternes and surrounding Bordeaux appellations. Julie is married to Xavier Gonet, who is from a long line of Champagne growers in Le Mesnil Sur Oger. Once he started to inherit his vines they started their own label, Gonet-Médeville in 2000. It is a small, 12 hectare estate in the village of Bisseuil between Mareuil-Sur-Ay and Bouzy, of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. They produce a vintage Extra Brut and Grand Cru Ambonnay, a Blanc de Noirs, a Brut Rosé and this lovely Premier Cru Cuvée Tradition, which is a blend of 70% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier. It shows a nice balance on the medium bodied palate of all three varietals even though Chardonnay takes a bit of the lead on the nose. And it reveals a lot of finesse which is impressive given such a friendly price point.