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Ardinat Faust – ‘Carte d’Or’ Champagne

France
Champagne
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins France > Champagne

Appellation Champagne

Varietal Champagne & Sparkling - NV

Cepage 100% Pinot Meunier

Winemaking 20% reserve wine from past vintages. Not filtered, just racked and cold stabilized. Less than 40ppm sulfur.

Aging Min. 6 mos. in barrel, min. 15 mos. sur lie

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The Character

Tasting Notes 100% Pinot Meunier with 20% reserve wine from past vintages. Aromas of white peach, honey applesauce, toast, and butter. Full-bodied Champagne perfect for almost any meal. Perfect for almost any meal or with hearty appetizers.

Overall Rich & Complex

Mouthfeel Full-bodied & creamy

Aromas White peach, honey, applesauce, toast, butter

Selling Point Certified organic grower champagne

Pairings Perfect for almost any meal or with hearty appetizers

Sustainability Certified Organic t, Vegan t

The Story

Winemaking has been in the Ardinat family since 1750. The vineyards have been cultivated by Serge Faust’s daughter Joëlle, her husband, José Ardinat, and their son Christophe since 1984. Located in Vandieres along a hillside above the Marne river in the middle of the AOC, the additional clay in the soil is an important factor in making the area known for Pinot Meunier production. Started by Serge in 1968 and organic since 1971, Ardinat-Faust is one of only three producers from that time that is still organically grown (there was no official certification back then, and only a handful of other growers trying). Certified in 1995 by EcoCert, today they are one of only 100 certified growers out of 3,000 in the region.

On their 8 hectares of vineyards, 66% is Meunier, with 17% each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir also planted. Their grower champagnes further distinguish them, with just 5% of champagne sales fitting into this category. Christophe Ardinat remains faithful to his father and grandfather’s legacy as one of only a few certified organic growers in Champagne. He is even experimenting with Biodynamic practices.

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Brand Story

8 hectares in 32 different plots makes for difficult vineyard management, but that hasn’t deterred Christophe Ardinat, who remains faithful to his father and grandfather’s legacy as one of only a few certified organic growers in Champagne. He is even experimenting with Biodynamic practices. Located in Vandières, along a hillside above the Marne river in the middle of the AOC, the area & estate are known for Pinot Meunier dominant Champagnes.

Brand Story

8 hectares in 32 different plots makes for difficult vineyard management, but that hasn’t deterred Christophe Ardinat, who remains faithful to his father and grandfather’s legacy as one of only a few certified organic growers in Champagne. He is even experimenting with Biodynamic practices. Located in Vandières, along a hillside above the Marne river in the middle of the AOC, the area & estate are known for Pinot Meunier dominant Champagnes.

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