Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée
CUVEE saint flavy
45% Pinot Noir
45% Pinot Meunier
Grapes from 30 different “Crus” out of 100 Hect. (241 Acres)
Montagne de Reims, Cotes des Blancs & Vallée de la Marne
Exclusively made from “Cuvée” (first juice from the pressing)
Vintage(s) on sale: NV Brut Tradition
Aged on lies for 2 to 3 years
The story of Champagne GARDET began at the end of the 19th Century with Charles GARDET. He was a director of a small House in Mareuil sur Ay that has since disappeared. In 1895, he created his own marquee at Dizy and later, Epernay. His son Georges (1895-1952) revived the house during the twenties and moved his cellars to Chigny les Roses in the heart of the Montagne des Reims to facilitate the development of the business. Since then, Champagne GARDET has been guided by successive members of the family, following the century old policy of tradition and goal to produce distinctive and top class cuvees. The family’s vineyards are spread over 7 hectares (16.87 acres) in the “Premier Cru” areas of Chigny les Roses, Ludes and Rilly la Montagne. The rest of the grapes are bought from about 30 different “Crus” representing around 100 Hectares (241 acres), among the prestigious vineyards of Champagne: Montagne de Reims, Cotes des Blanc & Vallée de la Marne.
Every year GARDET selects a number of top cuvees to join their Reserve wines which are aged in 100-year old oak vats, and later on married with younger wines to produce the harmony and continuity of GARDET Champagne. The bottles are then taken down into old vaulted cellars for the “prise de mousse” second fermentation and further ageing (at least 2 years for NV and 4 years for vintages).
Judicious blend of Pinot Noir & Meunier with a touch of Chardonnay, only made with “Cuvée” (first juice from the pressing), Cuvée Saint Flavy Brut Tradition ages on