Love at first sight, or rather, at first sip!
The Maison Gaston Chiquet is one of Wine Princess’ favourites.
The Chiquet family lives in Epernay, where they produce Champagne on a 23-hectar property and grow the three main grapes species: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. Some years ago, Wine Princess was lucky enough to meet Nicolas Chiquet, who full of enthusiasm told me about the history of his family and particularly about the Champagne Special Club project.
Special Club is an exclusive partnership including 25 producers of the Champagne region aiming at promoting the best expression of the Terroir.
Each maison has its own Special Club, which is produced in the best vintages and is always a millésimé!
The ultimate luxury!
The clubs select the very best wine … one of Wine Princess’ dreams is being a member of that jury and taste them all! 😉
The tasting made at the Maison during my last visit there:
Special Club 2009: AMAZING!
Who should drink it: those who can really appreciate sophisticated Champagne, and do not choose just based on the label!
When to drink it: only after reading about the nice story of the Champagne Special Club.
A wonderful opportunity: whenever you have the chance to taste it! Don’t miss it!
God save the wine!