Champagne Gaston CHIQUET

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay

This white grape represents approximately 40% of our production. It lends finesse and freshness to the wine. Our Chardonnay grapes are grown around the villages of Dizy, Hautvillers and Aÿ. Having carefully selected Chardonnay vines to plant on his land in the Marne Valley, Gaston Chiquet was the first to produce an all-Chardonnay blend in an area historically dedicated to Pinot Noir. Thus our "Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ" combines the freshness unique to Chardonnay with the long finish particular to other wines of Aÿ .

Pinot Noir

A red grape with white juice, representing approximately 40% of our production. Pinot Noir brings structure and body. Its quality can ‘make or break’ a vintage .

Pinot Meunier

Another red grape with white juice, representing approximately 40% of our production. A variety traditionally found in the Marne Valley, Pinot Meunier adds the suppleness needed for non-vintage Champagnes, making them ready to drink as early as three years after harvest.