Champagne Gaston Chiquet Sélection Brut


The Champagne grower-producer 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 than merely selling grapes to the larger houses. Today they produce 15,000 cases a year. This is a classic aperitif Champagne. Deliciously light, crisp citrus and apple orchard flavours mingle with sundry red-berried fruit. It is beautifully plumped out in the middle, courtesy of Premier Cru Pinot Noir fruit from the evocatively named village of Dizy, ending with delicate toasty notes.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Golden yellow hue
Nose Fresh nose of dried fruit (apricot) with a hint of citrus
Palate Smooth palate (Meunier); fresh, balanced and fruity (fresh apricot, white peach, citrus); aromatic finish

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Alcohol % 12%
Style Brut
Estate/Producer Gaston Chiquet
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage NV
Vinification By parcel. Static settling 15 to 20 hours. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, tartaric stabilization in small-volume, temperature-controlled tanks during 4 to 7 months after harvest. Aged on lees 2.5 to 3.5 years
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now, if stored properly

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