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This Gaston Chiquet is a blend is 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir from a base of the 2010 vintage. Golden yellow in colour with a delicate nose of ripe orchard fruit, apricots and a hint of citrus. The palate is smooth on account of the Meunier with a fresh and balanced finish of fresh apricot, white peach, citrus. This is the best of non-vintage Champagnes.
Champagne Gaston Chiquet has been passed down through eight generations since 1746, when Nicolas Chiquet planted his first vines. It was brothers Fernand and Gaston who, in 1919, made the bold decision to keep their grapes and producer their own wine.
Since 2003, this property has been in the very capable hands of brothers Antoine and Nicolas Chiquet. Together with Marion (Antoine’s daughter) they work 23 hectares of vineyards in Dizy, Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Hautvillers. They cultivate Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Meunier (30%) and Pinot Noir (20%). Committed to protecting their land for future generations, they have both the Champagne Sustainable Viticulture and High Environmental Value certification, which they were awarded in 2015.