Gaston-Chiquet, Tradition Brut
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Gaston-Chiquet, Tradition Brut - NV

Item # 45303 750mL

Nicolas Chiquet farms 23 hectares in the villages of Aÿ, Dizy, Hautvillers and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. All of the Chardonnay, Meunier, and Pinot Noir for this bottle of Champagne come from premier and grand cru grapes.

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One of the most respected grower Champagnes in the Grande Vallée de la Marne, Gaston-Chiquet creates memorable Champagne that over delivers in its character, texture, and purity. The estate is currently run by the great grandsons of Gaston Chiquet, Antoine and Nicolas Chiquet, who continue the tradition of letting the fruit speak for itself without the use of any oak. Nicolas believes that fruit maturity, concentration on the vine, and malolactic fermentation deliver enough body and texture to the wines without any wood influence. Only Premier and Grand Cru fruit are used & the average age of the vines are over 45 years old! Overall, this is a blend of all three main Champagne varietals delivering an assortment of orchard fruits, honey, brioche, and a stony mineral finish. Eight generations of the Chiquet family have worked these lands!

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