Champagne Gamet Rose Saignee NV
The ‘enfant terrible’ of Maison Gamet. Rosé de Saignée is like no other Rose champagne that we have ever tasted. A rosé produced by maceration of black grapes; from 24 hours to 36 hours, the grape juice flows by gravity, without pressing and without filtration; in contact with the skin of the grapes, the juice obtains a ruby color and red wine tannic aromas.
Single varietal, plot and vintage, Rosé de Saignée is only produced during the best years in Champagne, because the bleeding process requires an excellent state of health of the grapes, especially the Meuniers!
A rare and exceptional wine.
The four-generations-old Maison Gamet, located in the Marne Valley, in the village of Mardeuil, offers a rich family history. Born of a back-and-forth between two villages on either side of the river Marne, just to the northwest of Epernay, it all started with two women, Victoire Garnier from Mardeuil and Berthe Heucq from Fleurey-la Riviere. It was in the post-war period, as winemakers were coming back to their land, that they recovered their vineyards and began to market their champagne.
In the 1950s, their respective grandsons added to the family farms. And a marriage a few years later brought the Gamet name to the unified domain.
Today a fourth generation has assumed the responsibility of management of the land, and presents champagnes that are the product of reasoned and sustainable viticulture.
Independent farmers and craftsmen of champagne, the Maison Gamet has qualified for the Certification of High Environment Value (HEV) in order to preserve their terroir.
Combining tradition & modernity, the wines are made in both stainless vats and oak barrels, offering a great diversity when tasting the clear ‘base’ wines at the start of the year.
Located in the Marne Valley, the vineyards are located on either side of the river Marne. The cuvees ‘Rive Droite’ and ‘Rive Gauche’ are expressions of the differences between left bank and right bank vineyards. In this part of Champagne, the soils are predominantly clay-limestone and sometimes even sandy, especially in Fleury-la-Rivière. These soils offer more minerality and chewiness.