The Brut Rose is made in the same rigorous spirit that characterizes the house style, while expressing all of the typicality of Alfred Gratien. This wine is born of a refined blending, which combines the elegant delicacy of Chardonnay and the fruity notes of Pinot Meunier. In the glass the robe is a pale pink, with copper highlights and a fine and persistent fizz. This champagne presents lovely aromas of Chardonnay that join with the subtlety of the fruity bouquet of Pinot Meunier. Perfectly balanced mouthfeel, the Brut Rosé from Alfred Gratien is a champagne of great quality and refinement. Long and tasty on the finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Dusky pink in color, Alfred Gratien's Brut Rosé û in this case a blend of Chardonnay (52%), Pinot Noir (3 %) and Pinot Meunier (17%) based on 2010 (80% plus 20% Réserve wines) û shows a very clear, fresh and refined bouquet of aromatic red berries, cherries, and brioche along with chalky and floral flavors. The attack on the palate is pure, straight and elegant, and the cuvée reveals a lot of crispy freshness, grip and livelines. Provided with a very delicate foam, this finesse-full and well structured wine goes well as an aperitif but also with food, fish for example. The wine was fermented in barrels with no malolactic, bottled in June 2011 and disgorged in October 2014 with a dosage of 10.35 grams per liter. I tasted from lot L14308.
|Grape varieties||Chardonnay/Pinot Noir|
|Revue du Vin de France||14|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHAMPAGNE ALFRED GRATIEN 51201 EPERNAY CEDEX FRANCE|