Alfred Gratien Champagne Brut Rose
Alfred Gratien Champagne Brut Rose This full-bodied rose Champagne is rich with red fruits and ripe, intense acidity. Its orange zest tang is a textured contrast to this richness. A touch of toast gives the wine a warm aftertaste. Drink now.
This estate was founded by Alfred Gratien based on the philosophy that Champagne is not manufactured, it is created. His commitment to quality was reflected in his insistence on selecting only premium fruit, vinification exclusively in small oak casks, limited production, and consideration for the character and individuality of the vineyards. Following in his footsteps, Nicolas Jaeger, as the fourth generation, remains dedicated to his ancestor’s ideals and traditions. Under his watchful eye, only the very best cuvées of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier spend a minimum of six months in 228 liter oak casks without malolactic fermentation, followed by at least three years in the bottle before release.
This special care, coming from one of the few remaining handmade champagne houses in the world, defines Alfred Gratien as truly exceptional. 45% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot NoirA light-rose color with light copper glints. Fine, extremely long-lasting bubbles. The Chardonnay aromas mingle subtlety with the fruity bouquet of Pinot Noir. Fine balance between aromatic strength and the freshness of the small red berries dominated by raspberry.