About the Producer
Eight generations have passed since Nicolas Chiquet planted his first vine in 1746. In 1919, brothers Fernand and Gaston Chiquet – winemakers born and bred – came together to create their house, Chiquet Brothers. They were pioneers in Champagne, among the very first winemakers to take the initiative, bold at the time, to keep their grapes, turn them into Champagne and sell their own product. In 1923, they were awarded their first medal in Paris, then their gold medal in Epernay.
In 1935, Gaston Chiquet separated from his brother to create his own brand and at the beginning of the 1950s, Gaston and his son Claude extended the family domain into the areas of Aÿ and Hautvillers, bringing new blending possibilities. In turn, Claude and now his sons, Antoine and Nicolas, ensure continuity by complying with the old family rule: - “Our primary goal is to maintain the quality standards of our heritage.” While the techniques have been improved, the tradition remains the same.
In 2003, Antoine and Nicolas took the helm and today still assure continuity while respecting their ancestral rules.
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