Gaston Chiquet, Tradition Brut, Premier Cru, Dizy, Champagne, France, RM, 12.5% abv, NV (Magnum) @ Marquis Wine Cellars

Gaston 2 A grower-producer from the cool named, Dizy located just north of Épernay, the Chiquet family has been growing vines and making Champagne for generations.  The current crop of Chiquets include brothers Antoine and Nicolas with Antoine’s daughter Marion.

Their 23 ha of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir extend throughout Dizy, Maureil-sur-Aÿ and west to Hautvillers.

This is their stalwart, Tradition Brut made from a blend of wines from different vintages including 45% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir.

Pale lemon with a persistent and soft mousse, the nose shows crushed rocks with fresh bread, lemon drop, green apple and pomelo rind.

The palate is dry with juicy acidity, lemon butter and pomelo, softer yellow apple, Bergamot lime and unmistakable French bread followed by a long finish.

Classic, succulent and delicious, WSET Very Good and available at Marquis Wine Cellars.Gaston

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