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True tales of vignerons and vineyards.

Gaston Chiquet

Their Story: In 1746 Nicholas Chiquet planted his first vines in Cumières, whose hillsides dominate the Marne valley.

In 1919, right after WW I, the Chiquets became the first estate bottlers in Champagne when they transitioned from selling grapes to the negociants to starting their own winery and offering finished wines under their own name.

Eight generations later, “Young Nicholas Chiquet” now runs the House and their Champagnes are served at Daniel and The French Laundry.

In the poetic words of distinguished Champagne specialist Terry Theise, Chiquet wines are “chiseled and articulate, the quiet heroes of Champagne.”

Region: Vallée de la Marne

Grape Varieties:  45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir

Villages & Soil Type: Dizy 1er (belemnite chalk)

Champagnes to Discover:

  • “Carte Verte” Brut Tradition, NV
  • “Spécial Club” Brut, 2002

The Vineyard Area: 23 hectares (57.5 acres)

Quantity produced annually: 18,300 cases

"Let me be your personal chef de cave. Sit back, relax, and I'll choose for you."


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