Gaston Chiquet

The Chiquet family were, historically, always growers. They started to make their own Champagnes during the second decade of the 20thcentury. The brand itself was created in 1935 but the family waited until the 70s and 80s to increase vineyard holdings.

In the vineyard, the Chiquets have been working towards higher density plantings to decrease production and increase quality. They are trialing the use of horses to see if they can replace machines. They do not use herbicides and rely on more frequent ploughing instead. Due to the richer soils in Dizy, Chiquet grow grass in alternate rows to give competition to the roots.

There is a real effort here to decrease the use of copper sprays and meticulous weather monitoring is employed to allow for a more controlled spray regime.

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