We remain incredibly proud of this wine’s pedigree and history, so naturally our tasters were overjoyed to see the seal of boutique producer Alfred Gratien peek out from its bottle bag as a Wine Champion in 2020. Fermented for longer in old oak and aged extensively prior to release, this generations-standing favourite is on reassuringly showstopping form.
The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier) from excellent sources. Because fermentation takes place in barrel rather than stainless steel, the wine is given more depth. The malolactic fermentation is suppressed so the wine retains a high level of acidity and, therefore, an ability to age very well. The style of Gratien, dry, full-flavoured, very long and well rounded, is quite distinctive. Enjoy on its own or with food.
Product Code: CH331