Type: Champagne
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Code: GARD195
Unmistakeably a Rosé, this cracking and elegant Champagne shows the true skill and flair of Champagne Gardet - offering not only ripe strawberry and crushed summer berry fruit, but layering it with a steely acidity and richness that seems to envelop and grow with every sip. Gardet really are a fantastic producer of top quality, elegant and profound Champagnes.

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 t...

Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries), hints of pink grapefruit and orange peel; fresh and bright on the palate. A wonderfully sustained and pearl mousse, great intensity and long finish.
This fine and fresh champagne will be best enjoyed during an outside aperitif. It will furthermore be a refreshing match to exotic dishes. Also good with a light strawberry tart.
The Brut Rosé is a “blend” rosé which is one of the two methods authorised in Champagne to make a pink-coloured wine. The blend method consists of the addition of a small portion of red (or rosé) wine to a white wine base. This particular wine is blended with ripe Pinot Noir juice which is fermented separately as well as a short maceration on skins. The Red wine makes up 10% of the blend, with white making up 90%. Of the white, most is taken from the current vintage but 25% reserve wine is added similar to that found in the Brut Tradition. The Grapes used for the Brut Rosé are 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Meunier originating from Trigny, Chigny-les-Roses (Montagne de Reims), and Neuville-sur-Seine (Côte des bar) – and 10% Chardonnay that comes from twenty villages across the whole AOC Champagne area. The white blend is fermented in stainless steel tanks and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The Red is also fermented in stainless steel tanks but is partly matured for a year in oak barrels. Once blended, the pink wine is transferred into bottle and undergoes an extended 28-month ferment in the bottle before disgorgement and topping up with older reserve wines, before corking, labelling and settling prior to sale.

Wine Spectator: 90/100 points.

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