Alfred Gratien Brut 750ml
SKU: 53492

Alfred Gratien Brut

  • ws90
  • we87


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Category Sparkling Wine
Origin France, Champagne
Brand Alfred Gratien
Alcohol/vol 12%
The pale yellow hue of this wine's robe is complemented by its lively effervescence. The bubbles are small and quick to rise to a fine mousse. The nose is moderately intense yet complex. The sweet pastry, biscuit and orchard fruit notes are followed and enhanced by hints of citrus, white flowers and fresh butter. The initial taste is clean: this is a very silky and sparkling wine whose sugar content works well with its body. There is a certain chalky minerality and the texture is smooth. It is characterful without being overbearing. The finish is crisp, with a slight mineral undertone, and long at 6 to 8 seconds. It leaves an excellently balanced acidic aftertaste, with a sugar component that is undeniably pleasing on the palate. Its balanced qualities mean it can be paired quite liberally. Avoid anything too salty, sugary, fatty or spicy, opting instead for balance. Ideal for your savoury or sweet-and-sour hors d'œuvre, and for apéritifs.
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Bold and assertive, showing slightly smoky, nutty accents to the ripe, layered fruit flavors. Distinctive in aroma, and crisp but lingering on the finish. 16,000 cases made.

October 30, 1996
Wine Enthusiast
  • we87

A dry, tight style of wine, with fresh grapefruit and lime flavors. It could do with some bottle age to allow the fruit to shed some of its intense acidity.

July 1, 2009

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