Gaston Chiquet Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ
Vibrant yellow-green hue, fine mousse. Delicate and fruity nose: citrus, pineapple, grapefruit with a hint of lemon. Lively palate with the finesse of Chardonnay: citrus, white flowers, mandarin, fresh sage and long finish on freshness. Aperitif Champagne par excellence.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
WS 91: A chalky version, with bright acidity and a lively bead framing hints of pineapple, pastry cream, glazed apricot and fresh ginger. Focused and finely knit.
WE 91: Ay is better known for its Pinot Noir, so it's rare to find a blanc de blancs. Made in a rich style, it’s full of grapefruit, citrus and apricot flavors. It balances this with taut, crisp acidity to produce a full wine that retains the dancing quality of a blanc de blancs.
RP 90: The NV Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs d'Ay is 100% Chardonnay, quite unusual for a village known for its Pinots. It is a pretty, supple wine typical of the year in its soft fruit and accessible personality. As always, this wine is much more about Chardonnay from Ay than it is about anything else. It shows lovely nuance in a crystalline expression of fruit supported by clean mineral notes.