Type: Champagne
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Code: GARD485
The superb family owned Champagne House, Gardet has won yet another major accolade at the Champagne Masters 2023, winning the Masters Medal for this their vintage Champagne. The 2013 vintage is modern and bold at the same time. Pinot grapes burst out their mature fruitful aromas, while Chardonnay grapes showcase their minerality and a bright acidity.

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.

Shining gold yellow; thin and plentiful bubbles. Nose Lemon and pastry notes (lemon meringue pie). Stone fruits (peach, apricot), white flowers. Herbaceous and flint hint. Taste Aromas of freshly squeezed lemons; some brioche and vanilla notes. White flowers and orange zest. Mineral finish presenting some tannins.
Cocktail food, canapés, cheese platters (Cheddar, old Cantal, Mimolette); Poached chicken supreme, Langoustine ravioli, Lobster casserole with saffron sauce.

Masters Medal at the Champagne Masters 2023. Decanter, 2021: 91 points. Wine Enthusiast, 2021: 91 points.

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