Gardet Brut Tradition



  • Grape : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
  • Country : France, Champagne
  • Type : Sparkling
  • ABV : 12%

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Product Description

Tasting notes: Gardet Brut Tradition

Gardet Brut Tradition. Altogether fresh on the nose, the palate fills and becomes richer with every sip. A sign of the extra mature wines added. The palate grows in the glass and seems more expressive and elegant. With a full-bodied consistency, fine acidity and a balance between creamy roasted nut and brioche flavours and bold, steely acidity.

Food Match:

Perfect as a simple aperitif, or with classy canapes that have depth of flavour and spice. Perhaps even Asian cuisine – not too spicy, mind!


Gardet was established in 1895 by Charles Gardet in Epernay. In the 1930s, his son, Georges Gardet, continued the family tradition by moving to Chigny-les-Roses to develop the Champagne Gardet brand. It was sold to the Prieux family in 2007. The Prieuxs have invested in the business. But wisely retained the features of the style of wine made over the years. Only slightly refining it to be a little more forward-drinking with more fruit freshness and balance.

The house owns around 7 ha of premier cru vineyards around their home villages of Chigny-Les-Roses, Ludes and Rilly la Montage. The long tirage time and the use of a high proportion of reserve wine has marked the house style. And in fact is a distinguishing feature of Champagne Gardet

Made from 90% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with 10% Chardonnay added to gives freshness and complexity. Firstly the grapes are all hand picked, sorted and pressed with only the juice from the first and second light pressings used. Secondly, the grapes are fermented in steel tank using natural yeast. The wine is then transferred into bottle for the classic Method Champenoise secondary ferment using inoculated yeasts, natural sugars and some reserve wines to add complexity and depth. The wine ferments for approx 24 months in bottle in the cool dark cellars of Maison Gardet. Finally, before disgorgement, refilling with the correct wine and approx 8grams of sugar and corking prior to sale.

The House produces its champagnes in compliance with the strict AOC regulations and traditions. It ensures its commitment to the environment and quality by giving its staff the necessary means to implement the quality and food safety policy at all levels of the company. This commitment is the subject of several labels and certifications.