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Gatinois Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve

Gatinois Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve

Sku: 015944

Wine type: Sparkling Varietals: Red Blend Varietal notes: 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay Vineyard: Estate-owned Pinot Noir (majority is Petit Pinot d'Ay) and Chardonnay grown in the Grand Cru village of Ay. Most of their Pinot holdings are comprised of massale selection Petite Pinot d'Ay: a small-yielding, tiny berried clone that is unique to this village. Orientation: South-facing hillside vineyards Soil: It has a good percentage of limestone found in subsoils. Technically located in Vallee de la Marne, but its terroir and exposition are more like Montagne de Reims. Viticulture: lutte-raisonnee Vinification: Composed mainly of the 2005 vintage, with a little from 2004 and 2006. Fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. Aging: Tank-aged sur lies for 3 years; 6 grams dosage Production: 2,100 cases/year Notes: Spectacular Champagnes made in a winey, Pinot-y, style. These champagnes can stand up to many types of food, including foie gras!

Rating: 90 The NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition impresses for its precise, chiseled expression of fruit. A vein of minerality runs through the wine, adding freshness and length to an overall sense of classiness. This isn't a blockbuster, but rather a refined, elegant wine well worth seeking out. The Tradition is 90% Pinot Noir (predominantly Petit Pinot d- Ay) and 10% Chardonnay. This release is based on 2005, with a dash of 2004 and 2006. The wine was vinified in stainless steel and bottled with 6 grams of dosage. This is Lot# 10.01, disgorged Summer, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014. Publication: IWC Rating: 88 Publication: Antonio Galloni Rating: 92 In the NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition readers will find a big, powerful wine bursting with character and personality. The intensity and pure depth of Ay come through in this deep, expressive Champagne. An intensely saline, mineral-infused finish adds the last touch of complexity. The NV Grand Cru Tradition is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay bottled with 6 grams of dosage. This release is based on the 2008 vintage, with the addition of 30% reserve wines from 2007 and 2006. Disgorged April 2012.

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling

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