This is a carousel with zoom. Use the thumbnails to navigate, or jump to a slide. Use the zoom button to zoom into a image.

Magnum of The Society's Champagne Brut NV

Champagne from France - Champagne
4.333330000 star rating 3 Reviews
Extraordinarily fine, poised Champagne, made from 45% chardonnay and equal parts pinot noir and pinot meunier. Fermentation in small oak casks and additional bottle-age give the wine great depth of flavour and a long, luxurious finish. And look out for our new livery for this great Society favourite, as classy as this 2023 Wine Champion.
Price: £68.63 Magnum
Price: £411.78 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: CH334

Wine characteristics

  • Champagne
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
  • 150cl (Magnum)
  • Within two years of purchase
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Champagne cork
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

  • 100ml of this wine contains 77 kcal
  • The bottle contains 18.8 units of alcohol
  • A 125ml glass of this wine contains 96 kcal and 1.6 units of alcohol


The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week. For information and support on responsible drinking please see www.drinkaware.co.uk. For more information about how calories in wine are measured, click here.

Champagne Alfred Gratien

The Wine Society first started working with Gratien in 1906, making it one of our oldest suppliers. To mark the 100th anniversary of our business relations in 2006 we launched a centenary cuvée which was a resounding success with members.

Based in the heart of Epernay, Gratien has deservedly earned its place as a top Champagne house over the years and its approach is very much quality-driven. Indeed its owner, Alfred Gratien used to compare his Champagne to haute couture. For much of this time, the company was family-owned but then was sold to the German sparkling wine specialist, Henkell & Söhnlein, who immediately began to use their extensive wealth to good effect, making essential repairs, buying vineyards and allowing for modest expansion, without in any way challenging Gratien’s devotion to the old methods of making great Champagne.

These include fermentation in small oak casks, which are bought second-hand from the Chablisienne cooperative in Chablis. Each cru is vinified apart and such is Gratien’s reputation that they are able to buy grapes from top producers and from choice grand and premier cru villages. Though ownership has changed, the cellar master has not: indeed, this all-important job has been in the same family for four generations. Nicolas Jaeger, the present cellar master is very much in charge, though his father is still influential in perpetuating relations with grape suppliers.

The Jaeger family comes from the small village of Reuil in the Marne...
The Wine Society first started working with Gratien in 1906, making it one of our oldest suppliers. To mark the 100th anniversary of our business relations in 2006 we launched a centenary cuvée which was a resounding success with members.

Based in the heart of Epernay, Gratien has deservedly earned its place as a top Champagne house over the years and its approach is very much quality-driven. Indeed its owner, Alfred Gratien used to compare his Champagne to haute couture. For much of this time, the company was family-owned but then was sold to the German sparkling wine specialist, Henkell & Söhnlein, who immediately began to use their extensive wealth to good effect, making essential repairs, buying vineyards and allowing for modest expansion, without in any way challenging Gratien’s devotion to the old methods of making great Champagne.

These include fermentation in small oak casks, which are bought second-hand from the Chablisienne cooperative in Chablis. Each cru is vinified apart and such is Gratien’s reputation that they are able to buy grapes from top producers and from choice grand and premier cru villages. Though ownership has changed, the cellar master has not: indeed, this all-important job has been in the same family for four generations. Nicolas Jaeger, the present cellar master is very much in charge, though his father is still influential in perpetuating relations with grape suppliers.

The Jaeger family comes from the small village of Reuil in the Marne Valley where pinot meunier is the majority grape and has an important role to play here. The meunier works well with barrel fermentation but only if the malolactic fermentation – the conversion of sharp, malic acidity to softer, lactic acidity after the alcoholic fermentation – is suppressed. Gratien wines do not undergo the malo and because of that, they need longer cellaring to enable acidity levels to settle. Non-vintage bottlings, for example, are not released until 3 years after the end of the final stage of production. Nicolas’s mother comes from Le Mesnil where some of the best chardonnay is grown so, not surprisingly, chardonnay is also an important element especially in the long-lived vintage wines.

For such a small house, Gratien produces numerous cuvees, including non-vintage, demi-sec and non-vintage rosé, examples of each of which are sold under The Society’s label. The prestige Cuvée Paradis is a non-vintage blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, drawn from the best vats of grand cru wines. The vintage wines come exclusively from grand cru vineyards and, with their immense complexity and capacity for ageing, are the flagship of the house.
Read more

decanter.com

Offers great drinkingand great value – perfect for summer celebrations. It is a blend of 45%Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir and 27% Pinot Meunier, fermented in barrel with themalolactic fermentation...
Offers great drinkingand great value – perfect for summer celebrations. It is a blend of 45%Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir and 27% Pinot Meunier, fermented in barrel with themalolactic fermentation supressed to retain the fresh acidity. Firm mousse anda bright citrus and honeyed orchard fruit nose that follows on the beautifullyround and creamy body with lovely autolytic biscuit and toast notes.
Read more

92/100 Tina Gellie

Bestselling wines

Back to top