The Brut Nature Cuvée is a grand classic from the Champagne house Alfred Gratien. The blend is dominated by the fruitiness of Pinot Meunier combined with the elegance of Chardonnay. This wine has a beautiful light golden robe, with sparkling and persistent bubbles. The nose is nicely fruity, with emerging notes of citrus evolving into aromas of fresh mango, peach and apricot. On the palate the Brut Nature from Alfred Gratien presents a lovely balance between aromatic force and the freshness of exotic fruit.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Pure, ripe and intense on the pretty elegant nose, which delivers flavors of brioche, pain aux raisins and vanilla, the barrel-fermented Alfred Gratien NV Brut is a remarkably good Champagne. Based on the 2010 vintage and 30% reserve wines, the current cuvée blends 50% Pinot Noir and Meunier and 50% Chardonnay. Fresh and well structured, with fine tannins and a nice minerality, this is a lovely, round and refined Brut with a pretty complex finish. The wine was disgorged in December 2015 with ten grams of dosage (L16018 ).
|Grape varieties||Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHAMPAGNE ALFRED GRATIEN 51201 EPERNAY CEDEX FRANCE|