Type: Champagne
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Code: GARD360
A robust and elegant vintage champagne made predominantly from the Chardonnay grape. Citrus, pear and peach notes on the nose and sweet spiced vanilla and floral flavours on the palate.

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...

Yellow golden in colour with a soft glow. The nose is delicious and fresh with lively citrus notes (orange and lemon zest), coupled with ripe pear and peach. On the palate sweet flavours of spiced vanilla, with hints of white peppercorns. A beautiful champagne with a harmonious, elegant and balanced structure.
A vintage champagne whose body and structure make it an ideal accompaniment to delicate, natural and favourful dishes such as spiny lobster tails, grilled John Dory, or salt-crusted seabass. Alternatively, just savour it as a classy aperitif - pure joy.
The Prestige Charles Gardet 2006 is made with only Premier and Grand Cru grapes comprised of 70% Chardonnay from Montagne de Reims (Trépail) and Côte des Blancs (Cuis) and 30% Pinot Noir from Vallée de la Marne (Hautvillers, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ) and Montagne de Reims (Ay). Fermentation and ageing were carried out in stainless steel tanks without malolactic fermentation to allow for longer storage and bottle development. It is matured for 8 months and bottle aged on lees for 12 years or more – a small dosage of 5 g/L made from the wine and cane sugar is added. 3 months after disgorgement the Champagne was released. The 2006 Vintage is distinguished by its complex structure of aroma. The winter was very cold and the summer very hot but overall, the year was hot and dry. Harvest began in mid-September and the stock was plentiful and of great quality with bunches averaging 140-160g. This allowed them to sort the bunches very selectively – only the best grapes were included.

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