Champagne Gamet Blanc de Blancs 2018

Type: Sparkling, Champagne
Country: France
Region: Champagne, Mardeuil & Fleury-la-Rivière
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Viticulture: Sustainable farming (HVE Level 3 & VDC Certified)

Climate: The region’s continental influence ensures ideal levels of sunlight in the summer and its oceanic influence brings steady rainfall with no significant variations in annual temperatures
Terroir: Grapes grown in Cumieres, Vallee de la Marne, from three single plots over a sandy soilbed of clay and limestone
Ageing: Natural fermentation with house yeast 10 months ageing on lees. Malolactic fermentation. Vinified and aged in oak barrels. Ageing on lattes: 3 years. Dosage: 0g/L. Production: 2 449 bottles

Color: Gold with very fine effervescence
Nose: Mineral and floral with delicate aromas of white fruits, apricots and flowers
Palate: Expect smoothness and creaminess from extended time on lees and ageing, and especially a wicked bite from zesty citrus notes, a sherbet tang and crackling, brilliant even, acidity racing across the palate. A real Champagne drinker’s Champagne

About the Winery:
An artisanal, family-owned estate in Champagne, Maison Gamet was born from a common heritage and a back-and-forth story between the Right and Left bank of the Marne Valley.

The story started with two women, Victoire Garnier (Gamet) from Mardueil and Berthe Heucq from Fleury la Riviere in the 1950s during the post-war period, a time where winemakers were returning back to their land. During this difficult time, they combined their efforts, contributed to the recovery of vineyards and influenced the growth of smaller, boutique winegrowers in Champagne. Shortly after, Francois Gamet (Victoire’s grandson) and Robert Heucq (Berthe’s grandson) joined in the family’s project. Both of them carried on their grandmothers’ legacy and became key and influential figures in the development of the Champagne region.

1992 was the year when both families were finally and officially unified, where Philippe Gamet (Francois’s son), married Fabienne Heucq (Robert’s daughter), combining their know-how and heritage to create their own Domaine – Champagne Gamet. Today, they are joined by their children Jean-Francois and Marianne.

Through generations, Champagne Gamet has preserved their traditional form of viticulture while incorporating a certain modernity. Vineyards are located in both sides of the river Marne, with Champagnes showcasing the varieted expressions of the left and right bank terroir. Their wines are also made in both stainless vats and oak barrels, exhibiting a great diversity in style, finesse and savoir faire.