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Champagne Gardet Tradition Brut NV

Champagne Gardet has been developing fine Champagne in Epernay and Chigny-les-Roses since the 19th century – and this 92-point Brut demonstrates the quality grape supply and excellent winemaking standards set long ago at this estate!

$28
$60

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Flavor Profile: Brioche, almond, myriad citrus
Time on Lees: 36 months
Dosage: 8 g/L g/L
Score: 92

Why We Love It...

We absolutely had to restock this rich, toasty, creamy, simply delicious elixir of a Champagne from Gardet. After all, it even received 92 points from Decanter’s renowned World Wine Awards – the world’s most famous and rigorous blind tasting competition led by Masters of Wine, long-time industry veterans, and Master Sommeliers…some pretty impressive clout for a fresh, lovely, all-around balanced Champagne clocking in at a dizzying $28!

Chigny-les-Roses is snuggled between the two major cities of Champagne – Reims and Epernay – but don’t let this charming little village fool you. Nestled in the midst of the vineyards, up against a cliff shelf topped with verdant woodlands, this town may be small, but it happens to make some sincerely epic Champagne. A number of well-known producers have chosen this quaint village as their base, including Jay Z’s Armand de Brignac (aka Ace of Spades) and the revered Lasalle family.

This beauty is a blend of 45% pinot noir, 45% pinot meunier, and 10% chardonnay – and it sure packs a punch! The cuvée is fermented in stainless steel, with no malolactic secondary fermentation before aging on the lees (in bottle) for a minimum of three years prior to disgorgement. A dosage of 8 grams/liter is made with the reserve wine and a natural beet sugar, and perfectly balances the bright, flinty acidity with the rich, toasty notes.

Experience a rush of creamy summer fruits on the nose – white peaches, pear, and some bruleed grapefruit – with undertones of something chalky and almost wheat-like. The ripe fruit sensations evolve on the palate, bringing in accents of toasted almond, ginseng, and fresh-from-the-oven brioche, accentuated by a fine acidity and a smooth finish beckoning you for more. Stock up while you can on these lovely ones – you just never know when you’ll have a Champagne emergency! 

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay
Winemaker: Stephanie Sucheyre
Alcohol: 12.5%%
Pair it with: Crawfish Beignets from Brenda’s French Soul Food

About the Producer

Maison Gardet was established in the late 19th century when Charles Gardet, an entrepreneurial shopkeeper, 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 “methode 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.

Champagne Gardet Tradition Brut NV

$28
$60

Retail

53

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