Type: Champagne
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Code: GARD180
A champagne with a specific, defined signature. A sure value in the Gardet line of champagnes, a reflection of the House’s savoir-faire.

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.

Smooth and mild, with a well balanced texture.
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.
This Blanc de Noirs is exclusively made out of black grapes coming from Premier Cru vineyards, recognised for their superior quality, it comprises of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Pinot Meunier. They originate from the Village of Hautvillers located near Epernay in the heights of the Vallée de la Marne on its south-facing side. Various parcels across the village are blended to maintain consistency and balance from harvest to harvest and they use a mix of vines close to the river up to higher plantings bordering the forest. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation is used in order to balance the wine. Gardet Blanc De Noirs is bottle-aged on lees for at least 3 years and is only released after a minimum 3 months after disgorgement. A dosage of 8g/L is added.

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

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