|Estimated Retail Price||$46.99|
|Varietal||Blend - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier|
Aromas of wild red berry fruits with white chocolate, brioche and almond.
Full-bodied, creamy in texture with harmonious yeast flavours.
Good on its own or pair with small aperitifs.
Champagne Gardet Brut Tradition is a blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Meunier and 10% Chardonnay from across the entire Champagne region, a perfect representation of its origins. A model non-vintage Brut, emblematic of the Gardet House, with the savoir-faire to preserve its style and maintain the mark left by the history of the house.
"The mix is a pinot heavy 45/45/10 pinot noir/pinot meunier/chardonnay that spends 24-36 months on the lees, with 20 percent reserve wines in the cuvee to plump up the palate. Creamy and full, with salted dough, lemon curd and brisk, assertive prickly lemon acidity lift the heft. A nice, brisk grip on the finish ties it all together. A solid, rounded wine, with immediate appeal that you can serve with richer protein dishes."
"A steal for Champagne! Great finesse, finish and crispness. Well-toned and refreshing. Aromas of baked bread, green apple and lime. Good persistence of flavours and bubbles. Perfect as an aperitif, whether as a toast to the happy couple or just for sipping on a lazy afternoon"
"A lively, light-bodied version, with a delicate bead, flavours of apricot, lemon curd, pastry dough and ground ginger, and some added richness from a subtle, smoky note of roasted walnut. Drink now through 2019."
"This negoc has been active since the beginning of the 20th century. This cuvee is a 45/45/10 pinot noir/pinot meunier/chardonnay, and the red fruits make themselves known with baked strawberry, raspberry jam and toast. A bit rough around the edges (in an authentic way), but quite creamy on the palate, with acidity pointed and angular though well integrated and edgy enough to make this work (and stand out). A natural with pastry-rich meat pies."
"Gardet's mix is 45/45/10 pinot noir/pinot meunier/chardonnay that spends 36 months on its lees. About 20% reserve wine adds some structure here to a wine that opens with a mix of floral and herbaceous notes. The attack is creamy with a harmonious mix of yeasty toasted brioche notes and peachy fruit. Solid holiday workhorse Champagne."
89 Points. "This blend of 45/45/10 pinot noir/pinot meunier/chardonnay opens with stone fruit and perfumed white florals which carry through to a firm, stony palate. Pithy lemon acids lift the fruit up to a little salty grip at the end, welcoming pairing with richer egg dishes and brunch. A rest of 36 months on lees and approximately 20 percent reserve wine plumps up this fizz nicely."