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Ratafia champenois Grandes Années Chardonnay

ratafia champenois grandes années chardonnay produce by le champagne Julien Chopin in Monthelon near Épernay

Ratafia champenois Grandes Années Chardonnay

Blending : 100% Chardonnay
Ageing in oak barrel : solera system started in 2014
eye-2Our Ratafia has a gradation of intense yellow, from mahogany to amber colour.
nose2This bouquet has lovely notes of plums, candied cherries, almonds and baked apples. After few minutes, come the parfums of chocolate and cherry brandy. It’s a ratafia for winter when just the chimney is missing.
mouth1Attack in mouth is more expansif and voluptuous. Acidity is still present. The second tasting part, after 6 caudalies, show some quince aromas with a slice of cinnamon and pear poached.
forkWe invite you to taste pairing with a duck magret, a Koreen speciality, washed-rind cheese with jam (Langres, Maroilles, Livarot, Munter) or with uncooked cheese (Chantal or Tomme) or why not with a gourmet coffee.

A word about solera method…

To know everything about the solera/perpetual reserve method: a new way to understand the wine but definitely not a new method to make it. Indeed, the traditional concept in Champagne is the blending. Vintage, the plots etc, but it goes in total opposition of this rule: making a vintage or what we call a “millésime”.

In a kind of way, we stack the millesimes. Born in Andalusia (Spain), this technique consists of stacking the barrels on top of each other. The lowest ones are called Solera and the ones on the top are called Criadera. Every bottlings, the wine goes down from a step and is mixed with the last residual wine. 

Every year, we add to our barrel, the most of the year to compensate for the racked wine. However, this method is perfect to educate the young wine  by the oldest one. It’s also a good way to find exactlthe same style in our Ratafia champenois Grandes Années Chardonnay in Solera method. “A true guiding principle”. The method provides to our ratafias some body, gluttony and depth. Our spirits are invitations to go back in time, browse through the vintages. In other words, we’re started in 2014, this is 5 harvests, 5 years that you will find in this oak barrels. 

Ageing in oak barrel of 600 litres during 5 years.
Bottling : 500 bottles/year
Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Season : Falls

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blanc de blancs grand cru Vintage Brut produced by Champagne Julien Chopin winemaker in Monthelon THE ORIGINELLES

Les Originelles Blanc de Blancs Grand cru Millésimé Brut

Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vintage Brut

Blending : 100% Chardonnay
Ageing process : 6 years Dosage : liquor at 7 g/L
eye-2Yellow-lemon color with green glints is intense and declares a mature and adult wine. The effervescence is soft and composed of small bubbles providing a light white string.
nose2First nose confirms the visual sensation, melted butter, candied pomelo and cooked honey.
mouth1The flavour in the mouth is soft and accompanied by a subdued effervescence. In the mouth, the honey dominates and the freshness is balanced with just enough vinosity without heaviness.

Neither the effervescence, ratherdiscreet, nor the dose, just perceptible will trouble this nature. At the end, this freshness reappears and also a good minerality and some notes of candied citrus fruit. The aromatic persistence is very interesting (8 seconds) and adds to the strained character of the wine.

forkBecause of acidity and the minerality of the wine, it should be served with sea products. In order to accentuatethe creamy texture and the mature aromas of the wine, choose creamy or butter sauces to accompany the dishes.

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Blanc de noirs champagne from the originelles Julien Chopin range produced by Champagne Julien Chopin in Monthelon THE ORIGINELLES

Les Originelles Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut

Blanc de noirs champagne from the originelles Julien Chopin range produced by Champagne Julien Chopin in Monthelon

Blanc de Noirs champagne Extra-Brut

Blending : 60 % Pinot Noir and 40 % Pinot Meunier
Ageing process : 3 years Dosage : liquor at 3,5 g/l
eye-2Yellow golden color, lightly pink, is quite deep and develops an extremely thin effervescence which gavies a crystalline impression. The general presentation is appetizing and typical of the Wines of champagne marked by the Pinots.
nose2First olfactive impression is very discreet. A small touch of hazelnut and a feeling of bread – «baguette» on a note of cherry are emphasized. Then, the aeration enables the wine to express itself.
The wine is blooming in a floral and warming context, mixed with some notes remembering the ripe wheat, the anise and the musk.
mouth1The first impression in the mouth is dynamic, stressed by the real acidity, a tonic sparkling and the lack of sensation of dosage. After this first part, the wine makes us appreciate its structure. From the second part of the tasting, the chalky mineral appears. A feeling of natural balance, of precision, purity, truth is coming out until the end.
forkAperitif time will be the ideal time to appreciate this Cuvee, today, as in five to ten years. If we would like to add something to eat, some salt biscuits or some pieces of cured ham will be perfect.

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