Sparkling Wine France
Gaston Chiquet Premier Cru Brut Tradition from Champagne
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This wine is a true classic of the Champagne region. It has a bright, crisp taste with notes of citrus, brioche and fresh apples. The creamy texture and elegant bubbles make it an easy drinking pleasure that will excite your palate. It's one of the most popular Champagne wines for its perfect balance between lightness and complexity. Enjoy this exquisite blend for special occasions or to simply celebrate life!
A Little Trivia
At Gaston Chiquet, the winery staff have a yearly tradition of doing a celebratory dance called the "Champagne Shuffle" after bottling each new batch of wines. The entire process is completed to music and features personalized moves that represent each individual’s contribution to the process!
History of This Wine
Gaston Chiquet Premier Cru Brut Tradition is a Champagne produced by the family-owned winery, Maison Gaston Chiquet. The winery was founded in 1730 and has been passed down through eight generations of the Chiquet family.
The Champagne is made from grapes grown in the Premier Cru vineyards of Ay, Bouzy, and Verzenay. It is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Meunier. The wine undergoes a minimum of three years aging on its lees before being disgorged and released for sale.
Notable vintage years include 2008, which was awarded a Gold Medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris; 2009, which was awarded a Silver Medal at the same competition; and 2012, which won a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge in London.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Gaston Chiquet Premier Cru Brut Tradition from Champagne is a classic French sparkling wine that pairs well with a variety of different foods. It goes particularly well with seafood dishes such as oysters, mussels and lobster, as well as poultry dishes like chicken or duck. It also pairs nicely with light appetizers like cheese and charcuterie boards, as well as creamy desserts like crème brûlée or panna cotta. For those looking for something heartier, it also pairs nicely with pork tenderloin or beef carpaccio.