Alfred Gratien Brut Champagne

NV / 750 ml. | Item #: 31842

VN91 RP89 ST88 WE88 SP86
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Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

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Critical Acclaim

VN91 Vinous Jan 2015

"Light, bright gold. Sexy smoke- and mineral-laced aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, plus with a suave floral overtone and a late hint of vanilla. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering pliant orange and yellow apple flavors and a bracing jolt of chalky minerals. Closes with repeating smokiness and strong thrust, leaving a subtle honey note behind." (91 pts.)

RP89 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 31st Dec 2009

"The NV Brut is a wonderfully elegant, classy wine laced with perfumed fruit that carries through to the finish, where smoke and toastiness add further layers of complexity. This mid-weight Champagne is an impeccable wine at the non-vintage level. Disgorged: June, 2008, (not indicated on the label). Anticipated maturity: 2009–2013. This is an impressive set of wines from Alfred Gratien. The wines are notable for their sheer class and refinement." (89 pts.)

ST88 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Nov/Dec 2000

"Strong mousse. Fresh, floral aromas of apple, mint, toast and cumin. Lively and intensely flavored; concentrated and round. An attractive middle-of-the-road style, with enticing ripeness of fruit and moderate dosage. Finishes with good length." (88 pts.)

WE88 Wine Enthusiast 12/1/2005

"A very lean, dry style that focuses on its acidity and green fruits. This makes it a style that needs good bottle aging — the sample tasted was too young. But for those who like dry, crisp Champagnes, this is beautifully made." (88 pts.)

SP86 Wine Spectator Dec 31, 1998

"A firm-textured, lively tasting brut that combines fresh citrus notes with a crisp texture and a clean finish. Drink now through 2000." (86 pts.)

Champagne

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France

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Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU 31842
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Alfred Gratien Brut Champagne
Country France
Region Champagne
District N/A
Product Location - Location-Appellation Champagne
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Alfred Gratien
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage NV
Bin Location N/A
Free Shipping N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type N/A
Wine - Color N/A
Grape(s) Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Primary Grape Pinot Noir
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Dosage (Sweetness) Brut
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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