Gaspard Brochet 333.a
We have waited some time for Gaspard to release his much anticipated non-vintage and here it is! A blend of all three grape varieties from the villages of Ecueil, Sacy and Villers aux Noeuds, covering the vintages 2015, 2016 and 2017. The front end is everything you expect it to be – oh so good, but in a slightly more classical style. It's fruity, gripping and rich, coming into its own as it glides down. There are loads of brambles and a glorious rustic element to it with hints of butte and this vertical mid to late. As it opens the intensity on the finish becomes brilliant. It builds so gushingly and delivers this lovely underripe note of blackcurrant with surprising depth. All the things you expect are there in the right place, and you sense this is just beginning. A stunning first NV from a truly exceptional producer.
Gaspard Brochet exploded onto the Champagne scene with his first release in 2020 and continues to excite and surprise us with every wine since. Gaspard comes from a long line of Brochet families in the area and has taken over the family business that is 'Vincent Brochet' – a renowned producer in the area. Along with the existing lines, Gaspard has gone about producing his own wines that define him. His first release – a pure Pinot Noir from the vineyard of Le Mont Benoit, vinified in oak – was a a triumph of a first attempt and everything since has more than lived up to the hype.
3 cépage: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier
3 villages: Ecueil, Sacy, Villiers aux Noeuds
3 years: 2015, 2016, 2017