15 September 1943 ... after a particularly mild year with no frost, the harvest begins in Champagne ...
This is also where the story of this cuvee composed of 12 vintages begins. The blend brings us then in
1947, an outstanding year during which diseases seem to have spared the Champagne vineyards. The
ten following years have been selected afterwards to magnify this assemblage of a rare finesse, looking
back over the most beautiful years of Champagne, up to the 2011 harvest. This exclusive blending,
along with Maison Gardet’s know-how, make it an original and exceptional cuvee. Thanks to different
vintages and a knowledge passed down from generation to generation, this unique wine is well rooted
in the past and really enigmatic.
The robe is pale yellow, revealing silvery sheen.
The nose is fresh and intense, with floral notes.
The palate is lively and releases the
characteristic freshness of this wine, giving way
to candied lime aromas.
Qualities and characteristics
Blending of 12 harvests: 1943, 1947, 1959, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2011,
15% of which are very old vintages.
The 120th Anniversary Cuvee is composed of Pinot Noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%).
Dosage : Extra-Brut (2g/L)
Serving temperature: between 9 and 11°C.
Cellaring: 3 to 5 years, lying in a cool place, away
Fine cuisine pairings
To be enjoyed as an aperitif or with fine dishes:
Scallop carpaccio and truffles, seafood and
shellfish, small game recipes or a turbot Rossini
style with its foie gras sauce and truffle veal
Availability - Numbered bottles
12 000 bottles
1 200 magnums