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Gaston Chiquet 'Tradition' Brut

Cépages: 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir
Assemblage: 2013: 30% reserved wine 10% 2012 & 20% 2010
Vineyard/Village: Hautvillers 1er Cru, Dizy 1er Cru,
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ 1er Cru and few Aÿ Grand Cru
Malo: yes
Elevage: Stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 54 months
Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2020-04-30
Review:
Disgorged in May 2019, the latest release of Chiquet's supremely dependable NV Brut Premier Cru Tradition reveals an inviting bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, fresh peach, honeycomb, Meyer lemon and warm biscuits. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming, with a youthfully frothy but refined mousse, a succulent core of fruit and ripe but racy balancing acids. It's already drinking well.

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2019-10-31
Review:
Fresh and lively, with a leesy hint of bread dough mixing with candied berry, quince paste, lemon zest, wax and fleur de sel. Fine-grained, with a lip-smacking, juicy finish. Disgorged April 2011. Drink now through 2018. –AN

Tanzer

Score:
91
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(45% pinot meunier, 35% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir; 80% from 2007 and 20% from 2006; disgorged 04/04/11): Pale yellow. Aromas of ripe pear, peach and honey, with a subtle strawberry nuance in the background. The palate offers very good intensity, with fresh orchard fruit and spicecake flavors picking up weight with air. Closes on a vibrant, stony note, with very good clarity and length.

Burghound

Score:
91
Date:
2013-10-15
Review:
A
restrained nose speaks of brioche, green apple, pear and a hint of lemon rind. In much the same fashion as the Rosé the
supporting mousse is relatively soft though quite fine and is in keeping with the understated, cool and pure finish that offers
excellent complexity on the agreeably dry but not austere finish where the yeast component is quite pronounced. This is
lovely and to my taste is drinking perfectly now.

Champagne Guide

Score:
*
Date:
2010-11-01
Review:
This version of Chiquet’s non-vintage brut, based on 2006, is composed of 40 percent chardonnay, 40 percent meunier and 20 percent pinot noir, and about 20 percent of it is reserve wine, made up of the previous year’s blend of Tradition. The lemon and stone-fruit aromas feel taut and energetic, backed by hints of redcurrant and raspberry. While this expresses the broad-shouldered build typical of the Grande Vallée, it’s also marked by racy acidity, giving it excellent balance and length. The clear, silky flavors on the palate are indicative of the direction that this estate is moving in—while Chiquet’s wines have always had a lot of character, I feel that in recent years they have also been increasing in finesse, making them even more compelling. Last tasted: 4/10

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2013-11-01
Review:
Chiquet's NV Brut Tradition is drop-dead gorgeous. Apple, green pear, sweet spices, mint and anise lift out of the glass in this perfumed, strikingly beautiful Champagne. Clean, focused and perfumed, the Tradition is absolutely fabulous, not to mention one of the very best Champagnes in its price range readers will come across. The Brut Tradition is 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir, based on 2009 plus dollops of 2008 and 2007, all done in steel. This bottle was disgorged in February 2013.