Gaston Chiquet, Brut Tradition Dizy Non Vintage

Chiquet Tradition NV #1

From grand and premier cru vineyards in Dizy, Hautvillers and Mareuil sur Aÿ in the Vallée de la Marne.  40% Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir.  Base vintage 2009, 8% from 2008 and 8% from 2007.  34 months sur latte.  Disgorgment: February 2013.  Unknown dosage: in the past, these were between 8 and 10 g/l.

Pale.  Corporeal now, with ’09 solidity and amplitude: lime-blossom, citrus succade, chantilly-cream.  Bright autolysis flavors with swollen mid-palate thump, crisply defined.  Finishes polished, snappy and dry.  Seamless and admirable in its blend of richness and vivacity.  Enjoy now or give them a couple years in the cellar: they’ll emerge more playful, high-flying.  Now – 2020.

Chiquet Tradition NV

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