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: About twenty villages located across the whole AOC Champagne area.
Thanks to a meticulous selection of quality grapes, this Champagne is a model non-vintage Brut. It is
emblematic of Champagne Gardet, with the savoir-faire to preserve its style and maintain the mark left by the history of the House.
Optimal serving temperature: 6 to 8°C (43 to 46°F)
Color: Honey gold yellow.
Nose: With character, open. Hints of chalk, fruit, and toasted notes.
Taste: Expressive. White stone fruits, dominating freshness with some minerality. Soft and supple from the Meuniers and directness from the Pinots Noirs. A fine balance of aroma, taste and long finish.
Fine cuisine pairings: By nature a champagne for an aperitif: gougères; bruschettas; grilled prawns. With scrambled eggs for a brunch.
Fermentations & Ageing: In stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation
+ Bottle-aged on lees for at least 3 years
+ minimum 3 months after disgorgement before shipping
Dosage Brut: 8 g/L
Timeline of the bottle
Brut Tradition is a “non-vintage”, the House’s know-how consists in offering a constant style and quality by reaching the perfect balance between the year’s wines and a collection of reserve wines kept for this purpose. Main harvest About 70% of the blend. We are generally about 4 years after the main harvest of a Brut Tradition available for sale today. Reserve wines About 30% of the blend. They are mainly from the 3 years preceding the base harvest, but some can be older.
Final cork (after disgorgement): Classic cork
Post-shipment cellaring: Ready to drink, can be kept in cellar conditions for up to 2 years.