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Gaston Chiquet Blanc De Blancs D'ay Grand Cru (Magnum)Chardonnay from France

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Aÿ's vineyards are planted in clay and limestone subsoils over chalk, on a steep slope heading down towards the village itself, affectionately known as the "Cité du Champagne''...

  • 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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Please note, this product is a 1.5L bottle.

About

Rating:

93

The NV (2018) Brut Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ is fabulous. It offers up copious scents of lemon confit, tangerine oil spice, mint and lightly honeyed top notes. Rich and resonant in the glass, with tremendous palate presence, the Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ is one of the highlights in this range and also one of the most singular wines in all of Champagne. Chardonnay in Aÿ is so compelling. Best of all, the Blanc de Blancs, bottled as a NV but a vintage Champagne, is a fabulous value. Disgorged: March, 2022.

Product Description:

Aÿ's vineyards are planted in clay and limestone subsoils over chalk, on a steep slope heading down towards the village itself, affectionately known as the "Cité du Champagne''. The best sections of the vineyard are towards the bottom of the slope, near the town center where sun exposure is plentiful and protection from the wind comes naturally. It's here, in the 1930s, where Gaston Chiquet (Nicolas' grandfather) planted his Chardonnay vines while everyone else was growing and harvesting Pinot Noir. Not to halt his innovation or contradictory approach there, he also parted from the norm by bottling his own wines, as opposed to selling off the grapes or juice to larger houses as was customary - a formula that served as the foundation for today's popular "Grower" movement.

Product Detail

Item # 138606
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage N/A
Color White
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla