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Non Vintage - Alfred Gratien Brut
Sub Region Champagne
Varietal(s) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
library code: 5538
From the Critics:
- "Fresh-tasting and creamy, with a hint of oak adding complexity. Apple, peach and grapefruit flavors prevail, with nervy acidity driving the finish. Echoes spice and butter on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 7,000 cases made. - BS" -91 points Wine Spectator
"The vineyards are located in Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne, with predominantly chalky soils. Fermentation is performed in small 228 litre oak casks and is aged for 6 months in small 228 litre oak casks, 3 years in the bottle."
"This great classic clearly shows the style of Alfred Gratien. It’s a refined blend dominated by fruity Pinot Meunier combined with the elegance of Chardonnay. Fine mousse with extremely long-lasting mousse. Citrus fruit, mango, peach and apricot aromas balance wonderfully with the freshness of exotic fruits on the palate." -Importer
"This great classic clearly shows the style of Alfred Gratien. It's a refined blend dominated by fruity Pinot Meunier combined with the elegance of Chardonnay. Light-gold, very beautiful color. Fine, extremely long-lasting mousse. On the nose, this wine has citrus fruits, mangos, peaches and apricots. A wonderful balance of aromatic strength and the freshness of exotic fruits. A refined blend in which the elegance of the Chardonnay melds with the fruitiness of the Pinot Meunier and the enduring flavour of the Pinot Noir. That is the art of champagne production." -Winery