MAISON GAMET

Maison Gamet

Marne Valley - Champagne

Maison Gamet is nestled in the Marne Valley’s village of Mardeuil. The estate’s vineyard expands on both sides of the Marne River, the rive gauche and rive droite, which inspired the name of two of their stellar Champagnes.

Victoire Garnier and Berthe Heucq, respectively from Fleury-la-Rivière and Mardeuil, founded Domaine Gamet. In the 1950s, François Gamet, Victoire’s grandson, and Robert Heucq, Berthe’s grandson, took up the estate. Post-war, their ambition was to revalorize the profession of winegrowers, so they recovered their vines and began to market their Champagnes themselves. In 1993, Fabienne Heucq, Robert’s daughter, and Philippe Gamet, François’s son, together decided to expand the estate. Today, they’re the third-generation custodians of Maison Gamet. They’re joined by the fourth generation, their oenologist son Jean- François, and daughter Marianne, the thinking head, whose ambitions are quickly redefining Maison Gamet’s future. The Gamet vineyard is located on each side of the river “La Marne” – Right Bank and Left Bank. The vines, 25 to 50 years old, are spread across 8 hectares of vineyards located in 3 villages – Mardeuil on the left bank, Fleury□la-Rivière and Demery on the right bank.

The estate is in a corner of Champagne known as the Côte sud d’Epernay. In this part of Champagne, the subsoil is chalky, with various soils mainly composed of clay-limestone and sometimes sand, marl and silex, especially in Fleury-la-Rivière. These soils confer minerality and a creamy texture to the wines that are born from vineyards facing difference directions, which im- parts strikingly different characteristics. Combining modernity and tradition, their wines are produced in stainless steel vats and oak barrels, resulting in a delicate balance of diversity and consistency. To guarantee the heterogeneity of the range, the Gamet family uses a variety of barrel suppliers, including some from Bordeaux and Sancerre. They believe that the know-how of a good winegrower does not stop at the making of the wine, but rather extends to their passion for transmitting the art of working with the grapes and understanding the Champagne terroir.

Marianne Gamet instilled new vigour and perspective to her family’s estate when she took over in 2018. Today, she practices lutte raisonée and sustainable viticulture in her commitment to preserving its unique terroir and environment, as guaranteed by the Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) certification. The wines combine tradition and modernity to capture the Cham- pagne terroir with remarkable sincerity.

NV MAISON GAMET ‘RIVE DROITE’ BRUT – CHAMPAGNE, FR

$65.00
The Rive Droite is a blend fruit hailing from Fleury-la-Rivière and Damery; they have a particular affinity. Damery is closer to the river; its soil is composed of more marl. Fleury-la-Rivière has some sand and clay over limestone; it’s surrounded by woods. The right bank vineyards are dedicated to Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir and the wine shows the warmth of Fleury (which faces south, southeast, and southwest), with the mineral backbone of limestone. It’s composed of 60% Pinot Meunier and 40% Pinot Noir. Like the Rive Gauche, it’s vinified entirely in stainless steel. The wine spends 20 to 35 months on lees before disgorgement. Light copper coloured, this cuvée exudes fresh, fruity aromas and flavours of red apple, strawberry, and rhubarb, underpinned by generous fruit, a gentle tannic grip, and a creamy chewiness on the finish.

NV MAISON GAMET ‘RIVE GAUCHE’ BRUT

$66.00
Rive Gauche is a blend of fruit from several Mardeuil terroirs, which account for 1/3 of their holdings. Here, clay-limestone soils are rich in minerals. The three key Champagne grape varieties are present – Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It’s composed of 33% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay. It’s vinified entirely in stainless steel. The wine spends 35 to 40 months on lees before disgorgement. This cuvée, elegant and of great finesse, is introduced by notes of peach, quince, roasted almond, acacia flowers and hawthorn. A fruity and floral cuvée offering an intense clay minerality, accompanied by aromas of fleshy fruits.

2018 MAISON GAMET ‘HEURTE LOUP’ ZERO DOSAGE - PINOT MEUNIER - LIMITED

$115.00
Maison Gamet is nestled in the Marne Valley’s village of Mardeuil. The estate’s vineyard expands on both sides of the Marne River, the rive gauche and rive droite, which inspired the name of two of their stellar Champagnes. Victoire Garnier and Berthe Heucq, respectively from Fleury-la-Rivière and Mardeuil, founded Domaine Gamet. In the 1950s, François Gamet, Victoire’s grandson, and Robert Heucq, Berthe’s grandson, took up the estate. Post-war, their ambition was to revalorize the profession of winegrowers, so they recovered their vines and began to market their Champagnes themselves. In 1993, Fabienne Heucq, Robert’s daughter, and Philippe Gamet, François’s son, together decided to expand the estate. Today, they’re the third-generation custodians of Maison Gamet. They’re joined by the fourth generation, their oenologist son Jean-François, and daughter Marianne, the thinking head, whose ambitions are quickly redefining Maison Gamet’s future. The Gamet vineyard is located on each side of the river “La Marne” – Right Bank and Left Bank. The vines, 25 to 50 years old, are spread across 8 hectares of vineyards located in 3 villages – Mardeuil on the left bank, Fleury-la-Rivière and Demery on the right bank. The estate is in a corner of Champagne known as the Côte sud d’Epernay. In this part of Champagne, the subsoil is chalky, with various soils mainly composed of clay-limestone and sometimes sand, marl and silex, especially in Fleury-la-Rivière. These soils confer minerality and a creamy texture to the wines that are born from vineyards facing difference directions, which imparts strikingly different characteristics. Combining modernity and tradition, their wines are produced in stainless steel vats and oak barrels, resulting in a delicate balance of diversity and consistency. To guarantee the heterogeneity of the range, the Gamet family uses a variety of barrel suppliers, including some from Bordeaux and Sancerre. They believe that the know-how of a good winegrower does not stop at the making of the wine, but rather extends to their passion for transmitting the art of working with the grapes and understanding the Champagne terroir. Marianne Gamet instilled new vigour and perspective to her family’s estate when she took over in 2018. Today, she practices lutte raisonée and sustainable viticulture in her commitment to preserving its unique terroir and environment, as guaranteed by the Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) certification. The wines combine tradition and modernity to capture the Champagne terroir with remarkable sincerity.

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