Ratafia champenois Grandes Années Chardonnay
Blending : 100% Chardonnay
Ageing in oak barrel : solera system started in 2014
|Our Ratafia has a gradation of intense yellow, from mahogany to amber colour.|
|This 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.|
|Attack 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.|
|We 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 exactly the 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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