Gaston Chiquet Brut
|Region||France, Champagne, Ay|
Vibrant yellow-green hue, fine mousse. Delicate and fruity nose: citrus, pineapple, grapefruit with a hint of lemon. Lively palate with the finesse of Chardonnay: citrus, white flowers, mandarin. Long finish. Aperitif Champagne par excellence.
As its name implies, a classic blended Champagne: 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir, incorporating base wines from more than one harvest.
The cuvée tradition has been honoured at the Nobel Banquet 2013.
Representative of the terroir from which it is produced: supple and fine with good length.
A graceful Champagne, with a pleasantly round creaminess, finely balanced by the vivid acidity. The lacy mousse carries a delicate mesh of poached apricot, madeleine, ground ginger and chalk-tinged mineral. Disgorged May 2017. Drink now through 2022.
Disgorged in July 2017, the NV Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ opens in the glass with a youthfully reserved nose featuring notes of lemon oil, crisp orchard fruit, chalky soil tones and hazelnuts. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, bright and racy, with a tangy spine of acidity, a delicate core of fruit and an elegant, pinpoint mousse. This needs a few years on cork to come into its own, as it's quite tight-knit right now.
Aÿ is better known for its Pinot Noir, so it's rare to find a blanc de blancs. Made in a rich style, it's full of grapefruit, citrus and apricot flavors. It balances this with taut, crisp acidity to produce a full wine that retains the dancing quality of a blanc de blancs.
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