Straw yellow in color. This Champagne has an expressive, delicate, fresh, intense bouquet of black grapes, fruit and biscuits. The palate is full-bodied, elegant and refreshing, with very fine bubbles and lingering beads. The Brut Reserve has an outstanding complexity of flavors.
The NV Brut Cuvee Classique offers up warm, resonant notes of dried pears, hazelnuts and spices. This is a lovely entry-level Champagne with plenty of breadth and volume, much it from the vinification in oak. Sweet spices notes wrap around the textured finish. The blend is 46% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier
With total production of merely 150,000 bottles, it is no wonder that Champagne Alfred Gratien has more of a cult following than an international brand image. Small by design, owner and Managing Director Alain Seydoux is dedicated to producing wine of the very highest quality: "Champagne has to be king. It has no justification otherwise." Grape selection, vinification techniques, and the care the wines receive have more in common than many of the larger, more famous industrial-brand Champagne houses.