Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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Champagne Brut Premier Cru 'Or' by Gaston Chiquet is an elegant, mature and evolved Millesimato, dedicated to those who appreciate the refined evolutionary notes of aging on the lees. It is made with a selection of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from biodynamic vineyards that have an average age of 30 years in the prized Premier Cru of Hautvillers, Dizy and Mareuil sur Aÿ, from the Vallée de la Marne. Fermentations take place separately for each single parcel. The base wines rest in wood for 3 months and after the creation of the final assembly, they are placed in a long aging of at least 48 months on the lees, giving life to a Champagne of great intensity and gustatory depth. Inimitable complexity and charm, supported by a clear and elegant mineral freshness.
Gaston Chiquet is a récoltant-manipulant vigneron from Dizy, a small commune located in the Vallée de la Marne, in the heart of Champagne. Gaston founded the winery in 1935, after breaking away from the Chiquet Frères family business founded in 1919. Together with his son Claude, Gaston bought land in the prestigious crus of Ay and Hautvillers, thus expanding the family domain. Today Gaston Chiquet's vineyard covers 23 hectares and includes the three classic Champagne grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, whose plants reach 27 years of age. The management of the winery is based on respect for the environment and biodiversity: for example, the grassing technique is used, pheromones are used as an alternative means to combat the vine moth and great attention is paid to the quality of phytosanitary treatments, in order to reduce the quantity of products used. In the cellar, champenoise presses are used, which allow a slow extraction of the juice without damaging the skin of the grapes: a fundamental precaution for obtaining a white wine from black grapes, while preserving the finesse of the aromas. The Champagnes produced in this way show a perfect balance between aromas, freshness, fruit and territorial expressions.