Gaston Chiquet, Brut Tradition Dizy

October 2019

Base vintage 2012, disgorged July 2017.

Yellow-gold.  Toast, nut and grain elements transform into walnut oil and buckwheat.  The prominent red berry flavors persist with length and depth on the finish.  Sumptuous, in keeping with the vintage.  Now – 2025+.

December 2014

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. Dosage: 8 g/l.

Yellow-gold.  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. Now – 2020+.

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