Cuvée Charles Gardet 2004

GARD260
Only the best Premier & Grand Crus grapes from the year 2004.
Type:
Vintage:
2004
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir
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

Fresh, lively citrus notes on the nose with a pleasing and intense minerality on the palate.

Food Matches

Lovely with white meats, salads, goats cheese or even lightly smoked fish canapes.

Press Comments

Gault & Millau: 14.5/20 points. Jancis Robinson: 17/20 points "bold and broad, finishes with great conviction".