Gaston-Chiquet Brut Carte Verte

Non-Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $38.99
Item No. 17419
  • ST91

Winemaker's Notes

The vines average 25 years old. In fact this is everything that N.V. Brut should be. It's silken and fine, full of oleander, pumpernickel and mimosa, and the palate has exceptional grace and detail. And yet again it's the fragrance, only as rendered by the light steely `01, though this is quite dominated by the (very fine) Meunier, which seems to have excelled in this challenging vintage; the wine is as silky and polished as always, just lighter and snappier than usual.

45% Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir

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Learn About Gaston-Chiquet

Gaston Chiquet has made a name for itself as one of the best. In a region with thousands of small producers, it is a credit to owners Antoine and Nicolas Chiquet. Based in the evocatively named Dizy, the family first planted vines in 1746 but did not produce Champagne until 1935, when brothers Ferdinand and Gaston Chiquet took the bold step of setting up their own label, rather...

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Learn About Champagne

Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Learn About Non-Vintage

Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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