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Gardet Brut Premier Cru

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A champagne with a specific, defined signature. A sure value in the Gardet line of champagnes, a reflection of the House’s savoir-faire.
Type:
Vintage:
NV
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Pinot Noir, 40% 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
Closure Type:
Cork
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£29.99
 

Champagne Gardet

Gardet was established in 1895 by Charles Gardet in Epernay. In the 1930s, his son, Georges Gardet, continued the family tradition by moving to Chigny-les-Roses to develop the Champagne Gardet brand. 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, Ludes 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

Smooth and mild, with a well balanced texture.

Food Matches

Perfect for aperitifs or to accompany rich starters such as duck with prunes, Iberian ham, foie gras. The balance is perfect between the creamy richness of the dishes it recalls and the mineral notes of the wine.

Press Comments

Wine Spectator: 90/100 points. Gault & Millau: 15/20 points.