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50% Pinot Noir & 50% Meunier
Chigny-les-Roses, Champagne, France
Maison Gardet was established in the late 19th century when Charles Gardet, an entrepreneurial wine merchant, founded his House in Epernay. In the 1930s, his son Georges Gardet moved to Chigny-les-Roses to continue the tradition and develop the Champagne Gardet brand. The Prieux family, who has been working in the arboricultural and wine sectors for years, is now the proud owner of the House. Deeply attached to its roots in the Champagne region, Maison Gardet combines 21st century technology with the tradition inspired by the founder of the House, to produce champagnes of outstanding quality.
In order to maintain the quality and character of its champagnes year after year, Maison Gardet takes advantage of the latest technological innovations to master every parameter of “méthode champenoise” winemaking. This winemaking process is the key step in turning grapes into a heavenly drink; therefore, it is adapted to each of our cuvees to get the finest champagne.
The House produces champagnes in accordance with the very strict AOC rules and traditions. It is very much committed to the environment and quality and supports its team to operate in the most environmentally friendly way the quality and food safety policy.
Origin: Premier Cru Chigny-les-Roses
Very singular cuvée to our House, this “saignée” is coming from Premier Cru vines of Chigny-les-Roses. For this vintage 2012, it will notably express itself by its strength in red fruit notes.
Maceration of the Pinots Noirs and Meuniers together in concrete tanks together (max 48 hours).
Racking of the colored juice, called “saignée.”
Fermentations & Ageing: In stainless-steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation,
Matured for 4 months
+ Bottle-aged on lees for at least 6 years
+ minimum 3 months after disgorgement before shipping
Dosage Brut: 6 g/L
From a liquor made out of the same wine and cane sugar
Weather After several months of trying weather, of a relentless struggle against the vagaries of the
climate, the weather changed sides in mid-July. It became hot and dry, in short, summery! And
the ripening process took advantage of this. It started in mid-August with a sustained and regular
dynamic until the harvest. Harvest The harvest took place in a calm and serene atmosphere.
Summary The harvest is over. They ended as they began: calmly and without haste. The word that is on
everyone's lips is "exceptional".
Optimal serving temperature: 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F)
Color: Deep pink with redcurrant glows.
Nose: Notes of candied cherries and spices (pepper, liquorice, medicinal herbs); Floral hint (blackcurrant
bud), Impression of delicacy and harmony.
Taste: Fresh and vivid strart; Structure and velvety impression; Aromas of ripe strawberry coulis and red
berries (redcurrant, blackcurrant, Morello cherry); Silky texture, holds itself with a nice balance; long and sensual finish.
Fine Cuisine pairings: Duck in cranberry sauce, Roast veal and blood orange jus.
With an old Gouda cheese. Dark chocolate ganache and raspberry tart.
Final cork (after disgorgement): Diam technology cork
Post-shipment cellaring : Ready to drink, can be kept in cellar conditions for up to 3 years.