FR-KCQ-03-NV

Gaston Chiquet 'Cuvée de Réserve' Brut

Cépages: 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir
Assemblage:Base 2012, 20% 2009-2011 reserve wines
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: 62-69 months
Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
92
Date:
2020-04-30
Review:
Disgorged in February 2019 after 84 months sur lattes, the NV Brut Cuvée de Réserve from Gaston Chiquet is showing well, offering up a classy bouquet yellow orchard fruit, warm biscuits, hazelnuts and peach. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming, it's deep and layered, with a sweet core of fruit and an ultra-refined mousse. While it's hard to resist today, such is the wine's inherent generosity, a few more years on cork will be rewarded with even greater complexity.

Tanzer

Score:
92
Date:
2012-01-31
Review:
(45% pinot meunier, 35% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir, mostly from 2004 but also including bits of 2002, 2001 and 1998; disgorged 12/08/09): Light gold. Pungent scents of dried pear and peach pit are lifted by a tangy orange zest nuance. Vibrant on the palate, showing pungent blood orange and orchard fruit character and a late jolt of ginger. Finishes clean, nervy and impressively long, with lingering notes of honeysuckle and chalk.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-11-18