(2016) The business is now run by the eight generation of the Chiquet family, one of the very first growers to begin making and bottling their own Champagnes rather than selling their grapes to one of the major houses. This is pale and lemony in colour, with very fine bubbles. Aromas are classic, with some autolytic, bready development and masses of tight citrus and apple core fruitiness. It is complex already, with a little coffee and toast, a touch of meatiness. In the mouth the fine mousse adds to the sense of acid firmness: this is a tight and concentrated Champagne, the complexity is there though, little nuances of floral, nut husk and steely lemon fruit into a long, tantalising finish. 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, disgorged March 2016.