Champagne Gatinois Brut Tradition Grand Cru

Bollinger-Like Champagne at a Great Price: Gatinois Tradition Brut Grand Cru

There's a new Champagne in the house, and the Gatinois Brut Tradition is a sensational value from the famed Grand Cru village of Ay. This comes just in the nick of time, as our supplies of Diebolt-Vallois are dwindling...

Twelfth generation vigneron Louis Gatinois sells a portion of his crop to the Grande Marques, specifically Bollinger, but with each passing year he is bottling more and more for the family’s label.

The current release is sensational! Golden colored, almost orange in the glass, this offers up classic Ay notes of dark cherry, poached pear, orange peel, brioche, and mineral. It is a glorious glass of wine. 

Champagne Gatinois Brut Tradition

Champagne Gatinois Brut Tradition Grand Cru

Gorgeous Grand Cru Champagne at a wonderful price! 

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While this comes to you at a great price, it's actually a very serious bottle of bubbles. Champagne Gatinois is based in the village of Ay, home to some of the most coveted Pinot Noir in the entire region. Most of their Pinot holdings are comprised of massale selection Petite Pinot d’Ay: a small-yielding, tiny berried clone that is unique to this village.

Add to the equation the limestone-rich soils of Ay and long aging on the lees (36 months, twice what is required by law), and you have the makings of a very complete and complex Champagne. A blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, this possesses incredible depth of fruit and a mineral backbone that makes for contemplative drinking.

Lynn and I had a bottle this past Saturday, and we were both blown away....and we drink a lot of Champagne! I love the color of this wine, I love the inviting nose, and I love the way it flows with richness and freshness on the palate. Drinking like a much more expensive Champagne (think Bollinger), Gatinois' Brut Tradition is a formidable wine from this rising star producer.

It's a wonderful bottle of Grower-Producer Champagne, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Whether you need a world-class bubbly for Christmas or New Year's, this one will make you very happy. 120 bottles up for grabs -- you know what to do next!

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville