Champagne is probably the most tantalising ambassador of the French way of life. Alfred Gratien, a small and fine, award-winning cellar from Épernay in the heart of Champagne, still proves today that Champagne is not simply produced, but rather created. The unique soils in the Champagne region play an important role for all Champagnes: a dense layer of limestone formed in the Cretaceous period. Alfred Gratien is also a "handmade" Champagne, predominantly produced from the Grand-Cru hills – and is in the fourth generation of the Jeager family cellar masters.
Champagne Alfred Gratien Brut Rosé is especially distinguished by the dense, wine-like structure. It all takes place in its own cellars, from the very first fermentation stage. The fresh must from the hand-picked grapes is fermented in 228 litre Barrique barrels ("fûts"). Another speciality of Alfred Gratien is to dispense with malolactic fermentation, so that the delicate aromas of the valuable grapes are retained as much as possible. In deep cellars from the 4th Century, the wine, filled into bottles, ferments to create Champagne and is stored at least 48 months for optimum maturity at a temperature between 10 and 12°C. The result: A tempting overall masterpiece with irresistible attraction.
- Origin: Champagne, Épernay, France
- Taste: raspberries, red fruits, hazelnut, brioche
- Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier (+/– 50 / 25 / 25)
- Dosage: 6-10 g/l brut
- Manufacturing process: méthode champenoise
- Medals: multiple awards, i.a. Mundus Vini 2017 Gold
- Characteristic: barrique fermentation, exclusive use of Grand Cru and Premier Cru grapes, no malolactic fermentation