jeudi 23 janvier 2020

Champagne Philippe Gamet - Extra Brut Cuvée Caractères

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2018
(around 40 euros per bottle)

Original and sober bottle.


Golden and brilliant.

Very fine bubbles.

Bead of scattered bubbles, eminent.


The nose slowly reveals its harmonious and endless aromatic score, thanks to the very low dosage of SO2.

Generous aromas of pastries and roasted coffee, barely spicy, expressions of the splendid maturity of the cuvée obtained by three ageing: in barrels for 12 months, in solera (continuous blending for 15 years), and then on laths before disgorgement for around 4 years.

Later, scents of candied red fruits, signatures of the majority of black varietals (Pinot Noir and Meunier) mingle with the elegance of the Chardonnay.


Gourmet and balanced opening, glorified by the bright minerality of the terroirs of Mardeuil, Damery and Fleury-la-Rivière.

The mouth becomes radiant, deep and sensual, with subtle woody notes, translation of the vinification of the base wines in oak barrels, before delicate clarification with fish glue.

Lively finish, obtained by the selection of the purest juices during the pressing of the grapes, reinforced by the adjusted dosage with only 4 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement.

Remarkable length on the palate.

For this Extra Brut Cuvée Caractères, Philippe Gamet was able to compose the inspired blending terroirs, vintages and varietals to offer us a touching Champagne.

To taste as an aperitif, but especially during meals among friends, with a quail stuffed with foie gras and its truffled chestnut soup, for example.

From a wine growers family, Fabienne and Philippe Gamet, soon joined by their children Marianne and Jean-François, founded the Champagne House Philippe Gamet in 1992, in Mardeuil. Driven by the real desire to reduce the environmental footprint, and being certified Haute Valeur Environnementale, they cultivate with care their vineyard of 8.20 hectares to produce with passion around 80,000 bottles of authentic Champagnes per year, under the brand created in 1993.

Champagne Philippe Gamet
12 rue Pasteur
51530 Mardeuil
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 51 87 54
Fax.: + 33 (0)3 26 53 18 73