Charles Gardet Brut Premier Cru Rosé 2006

GARD205
Only the best Premier Cru grapes from the year 2006, from Chigny-les-Roses.
Type:
Vintage:
2006
Size:
75cl
Main Grapes:
Grape Mix:
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Pinot Meunier
Genres:
Style:
Brut
ABV:
12%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Chigny-les-Roses
Body:
Rich, full flavoured and toasty
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork

Producer and Tasting Notes


Champagne Gardet

Gardet was established in 1895 by Charles Gardet in Chigny-Les-Roses, in the heart of the Montagne de Reims. It was sold to the Prieux family in 2007. The Prieuxs have invested in the business, but wisely retained the features of the style of wine made over the years, only slightly refining it to be a little more forward-drinking with more fruit freshness and balance. The house owns around 7 ha of premier cru vineyards around their home villages of Chigny-Les-Roses, Luds and Rilly la Montage. The long tirage time and the use of a high proportion of reserve wine has marked the house style, and in fact is a distinguishing feature of Champagne Gardet.

Tasting Notes

Silky textured body on the palate; complex and delicate.

Food Matches

Perfect as a simple aperitif, or with classy canapes that have depth of flavour and spice. Perhaps even Asian cuisine - not too spicy, mind!

Press Comments

Gault & Millau: 14.5/20 points. Jancis Robinson: 16.5/20 points "very good with food - probably better than as an aperitif".