Gaston Chiquet 'Millésime Carte d'Or' Brut
Cépages: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay.
Vineyard/Village: Vineyards around the villages of Hautvillers, Dizy and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.
Soil :Clay and limestone on belemnite quadrata chalk. This chalk variety radiates solar heat, maximizes drainage of excess
water and retains humidity in summer. It stores the principal minerals that give the grapes their high ester content.
Vallee de la Marne
Press & Reviews
Disgorged in July 2019, Gaston Chiquet's 2009 Brut Premier Cru Or is showing very well, revealing aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, white flowers and fresh brioche. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and nicely defined, with an enveloping core of fruit, ripe but racy acids, and a delicate pinpoint mousse.
The 2009 Brut Carte d’Or is 60% Chardonnay from Dizy (Cerisières lieu-dit) and 40% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-sur-AyThe 2009 Brut Carte d’Or is 60% Chardonnay from Dizy (Cerisières lieu-dit) and 40% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ 1er (Mutry and Bourdeleuse lieux-dits) is just beginning to show signs of aromatic nuance in its bouquet, the 2009 is a terrific choice for readers who want to drink a Champagne with a bit of age. Dried flowers, chamomile, lemon confit, almond, pear and spice all develop with a bit of coaxing. The 2009 is not an overt or big wine as its vintage might suggest, but is rather a Champagne of total class and sublime beauty. I loved it. Disgorged: July, 2019.