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

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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chardonnay ratafia champenois in Monthelon by Champagne Julien Chopin

Ratafia champenois Chardonnay

chardonnay ratafia champenois in Monthelon by Champagne Julien Chopin

Chardonnay

Blending : 100% Chardonnay
Ageing in oak barrel : 5 years
eye-2The Blending 100% Chardonnay gives to this Ratafia Champenois unique characteristics such as a bright yellow color and freshness. It also symbolizes a revolution in the making process of Ratafia.
nose2The first nose brings a note of candied lemon. If you leave it to breathe you will then smell nut aromas.
mouth1In mouth you feel the sugar and alcohol more intensively. This will bring all its richness to the liquor. The final notes will be towards laurel, and underwood.
forkIt is wonderful to be drank with foie gras, raw salmon or associated with deserts, especially dried fruits deserts or to accompany white flesh fruit such as pear or peach.

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Discover the Grandes Années chardonnay

A few years ago, we created a ratafia chardonnay with the solera method. We blend years since 2014. It gives a very complexe ratafia with finest aromas.

Producteur de champagne à Monthelon, le Champagne Julien Chopin produit également du ratafia champenois Meunier

Ratafia champenois Meunier

Meunier ratafia champenois from ratafias champenois Julien Chopin range produced by a winemaker in Monthelon Champagne Julien Chopin

Meunier

Blending : 100% Meunier
Ageing in oak barrel : 3 years
eye-2This Ratafia is unusual by its colour and aromas. It is far from the usual fruity flavours. It has a deep mahogany color with copper reflections.
nose2The nose confirms the color richness and maturity. We can smell quince, cocoa, dried fruit note like nuts. By aerating your glass, aromas of spices will appear especially cinnamon and liquorice and finally cherry brandy or dark chocolate.
mouth1In mouth you will feel caramel, cashew nut and pastry cream flavours with a touch of freshness. It is a Ratafia with smooth texture and high aromatic complexity, well balanced and extremely seductive.
forkIt will suit perfectly a foie gras, or for example game meat with dried fruits, fat cheeses such as munster, maroille and all kind of dessert!

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Ratafia presque champenois Pinot Noir élaboré à Monthelon

Ratafia Pinot Noir

Pinot noir ratafia from ratafias champenois Julien Chopin range produced in Champagne

Pinot noir

Blending : 100% Pinot noir in maceration system
Ageing in oak barrel : 2 or 3 years
eye-2The purple colour of this ratafia is intense. Extremely deep, the colour is also ponctuates with red refections.
nose2The first olfactive impression is intense. We notice plum jam aromas, prune and black cherry. After a few seconds, blackberries, rasberries and cacao aromas emerge.
mouth1This ratafia breaks the received ideas about ratafia. With its colour almost black, the ratafia pinot noir offers an exceptional intense and franc aromatic expression.
forkIt a very atypical ratafia, ready to take up any meal challenges : chocolat or red fruits dessert, blue cheeses…

The Pinot noir ratafia can’t be named “ratafia champenois”. Since 2015, the rules of ratafia champenois production have changed. A ratafia produced with a skin contact maceration doesn’t respond to the new specifications set for ratafia champenois production.

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Le ratafia champenois Grandes Années Meunier du Chamapgne Julien Chopin est réalisé en méthode solera

Ratafia champenois Grandes Années Meunier

grandes années meunier ratafia champenois produced by champagne Julien Chopin in Monthelon

Grandes Années Meunier

Blending : 100% Meunier
Ageing in oak barrel : solera system started in 2008
eye-2This Ratafia has a gradation of intense yellow, from mahogany to amber colour with a touch of emerald green reflection. The thick aspect of the wine shows a Ratafia rich and complex.
nose2The first nose reinforce the visual sensation with aromas like candied apple, bitter orange, candied kumquat and evolves toward plum or cherry brandy.
mouth1In the mouth you will feel the strength and richness of flavours. It is well balanced between the caramelized apple acidity and the liqueur flavours that emphasized the intensity of the wine.
forkRatafia Grandes années is an original digestive liqueur that we like to call “conversation ratafia” to enjoy after meals.

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A word on 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”.

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 ourRatafia 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.

Le ratafia champenois Julien Chopin Pinot blanc est rare et unique en Chamapgne

Ratafia champenois Pinot Blanc

pinot blanc ratafia champenois is produced by Champagne Julien Chopin in Monthelon near Épernay

Pinot Blanc

Blending : 100% Pinot Blanc
Ageing in oak barrel : 2 years
eye-2The colour of ratafia champenois Julien Chopin Pinot Blanc is a beautiful yellow colour with light copper reflections.
nose2First olfactive impression is intense and confirms the visual impression. The richness is present. We immediately notice notes of fresh grape juice. The aeration reveals some pears aromas.
mouth1The first impression in the mouth confirms the pears aromas but also expresses peach and honey. A hint of caramel aromas ponctuates the after-taste.
forkFor a meal, feel free to associate this ratafia champenois with scallops or a pineapple dessert.

The Pinot Blanc ratafia is produced from one of the “forgotten grapes varities” of Champagne. Pinot blanc, Arbonne, Petit meslier, Pinot gros… Here are the names of the “forgotten grapes varities” of Champagne. Thesefour represent less then 0.3% of the Champagne vineyard. But why are they called “forgotten”? Quite simply because they are more fragile and less productive or have a very long maturation. Today, some winemakers are continuing to produce chamapgnes with them. Champagne Julien Chopn decided to use them for ratafia production !

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