Origine by Gardet Brut

GARD295
This wine, made from 90% black grapes from across the entire Champagne region, is a perfect representation of its origins. A model non-vintage Brut, emblematic of the Gardet House, with the savoir-faire to preserve its style and maintain the mark left by the history of the house.
Type:
Vintage:
NV
Size:
75cl
Main Grapes:
Grape Mix:
45% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Meunier, 100%0% Chardonnay
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 2018
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

Altogether fresh, with a full-bodied consistency, fine acidity and a balance between creamy and bold.

Food Matches

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

Press Comments

Wine Spectator: 90/100points. Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Award. Jancis Robinson: 16/20 points "very finely textured bubbles, like lace laid over silk".