Champagne Gatinois Grand Cru Brut Tradition NV
A small domaine that has been operating since 1696, the family produce Champagne from pinot noir chardonnay grapes all grown across just seven hectares of vineyards.
Louis Cheval took over the Récoltant-Manipulant (grower- producer) domain in 2010 having been a geologist for many years prior. He brought an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Ay terroir which fosters the exceptional quality of that fantastic expression of Champagne.
Like all of the blends, the Champagne GATINOIS Brut Tradition is a true reflection of the Aÿ terroir’s unique character. It is made from the “heart of the terroir” comprising 27 parcels on the 7 hectare family domaine.
Predominantly Pinot Noir (80%) which brings richness, structure and a delicious character. The 20% of Chardonnay adds a feminine touch to the blend. There is also a significant proportion of reserve wines in the blend (30%). The champagne is aged “sur lattes” (horizontally on racks) in our cellars for 2 years before the yeasts are disgorged.
A deep golden hue with coppery reflections indicates the richness of this blend. The nose opens with fresh notes of pears and lime blossom which give way to more intense, complex aromas and a characteristic Pinot Noir vinosity.
Our Brut Tradition is fresh on entry to the palate with a good balance between fruit and finesse, a nice round structure and ripe fruit aromas which evolve into toasty notes.
With its discreet sugar dosage (7g/l), this Champagne is well-suited to aperitifs, accompanied by foie gras toasts or sushi. Try it with seafood or a sea scallop carpaccio.
Pinot Noir (80%), Chardonnay (20%).
Terroir: Aÿ Grand Cru 100%
Aged “sur lattes“: 2 years
Dosage: Brut, 7g/l