Our love affair with Gardet has been simmering for somewhere in excess of 25 years now and, in spite of the odd tiff, our relationship remains as strong as ever. Although ownership has changed a couple of times since we started working with them, Gardet remains very much an independent and as focussed on quality as ever.
To my mind, the most defining factor in the Gardet style is that of maturity. Whilst all Champagne is required by law to spend a certain amount of time ageing in the producer’s cellars (18 months for non vintage, 3 years for vintage wines) Gardet routinely release their non vintages after 6-8 years, a measure which basic arithmetic will tell you requires 4 times the stockholding of some of their less quality conscious peers. Consequently, the wines have so much more depth and character that they consistently outperform many of their more illustrious rivals in blind tastings. We live in an age where designer labels, image and “bling” take on an importance that transcends value – for those who prefer to drink their Champagne rather than look at it or wave it in front of their colleagues I would strongly recommend that you acquaint yourself with Gardet.
Robust, mature & biscuity style of Champagne from a small family-owned company whose insistence on the very highest level of quality has afforded them an international reputation.
Yellow honey gold in colour with winey and full aromas. On the palate it gives white stone fruits bolstered by a fine acidity and a balance between creamy and bold. Altogether fresh, with a full-bodied consistency that holds together.Champagne Gardet
50/50 blend of red grapes pinot noir and pinot meunier from Premier Cru rated vineyards. Soft salmon pink in colour, with citrus and floral characteristics on the nose. A silky and textured body, with red and blackcurrants, blackberries, jam and stewed fruit.
An elegant and balanced Champagne. Fresh citrus notes mingled with very ripe pear and peach. The palate has sweet spiced vanilla and floral notes with hints of peppercorns and intense mineral depth. Flowery and fresh with notes of brioche and citrus, together with a clean and persistent mousse.
Really gorgeous Blanc de Blancs from Gardet; being made solely from Chardonnay grapes, it is lighter and more delicate than many Champagnes.
The Prestige Charles Gardet Blanc de Blancs is a wine in search of the perfect balance between freshness, minerality and maturity. It's a light, pure, taut and glossy Champagne.
It is composed of 100% Chardonnay from Premier & Grand Cru vines of the Côte des Blancs (Chouilly, Avize, Cramant, Cuis,…).
Gardet Champagne Mixed Case - please note that free delivery is only available in and around Birmingham & Solihull
1 bottle each of the following.
Gardet Brut Tradition - tasting note
Gardet Brut Reserve - tasting note
Gardet Blanc de Blanc - tasting note
Byzantine - tasting note
Charles Gardet Vintage 2004 - tasting note
Charles Gardet Vintage Rose 2011 - tasting note
All 6 bottles for £240 inc VAT and local delivery
*Wooden box not included