Base wine harvested in 2012, still pinot noir from 2009. Pink-orange hue with a fine mousse. Nose of ripe red fruit, blackberry, & cherry, smooth & fresh palate from the Meunier, with a hint of lemon in the finish from the Chardonnay. Gaston Chiquet is one of the oldest growers in Champagne dating back to 1746. Nicolas has been at the helm since 2003.