Champagne Gatinois Ay Grand Cru Brut Tradition, Ay, France

Like all of the blends, the Champagne Gatinois Brut Tradition is a true reflection of the Ay terroir’s unique character. It is made from the ‘heart of the terroir’ of the family domaine. Predominantly Pinot Noir (80%) which brings richness, structure and a delicious character. The 20% of Chardonnay adds a feminine touch to the blend. There is also a significant proportion of reserve wines in the blend (30%). The champagne is aged ‘sur lattes’ (horizontally on racks) in our cellars for a minimum of 2 years before the yeasts are disgorged. Tasting notes: A deep golden hue with coppery reflections indicates the richness of this blend. The nose opens with fresh notes of pears and lime blossom which give way to more intense, complex aromas and a characteristic Pinot Noir vinosity. “Our Brut Tradition is fresh on entry to the palate with a good balance between fruit and finesse, a nice round structure and ripe fruit aromas which evolve into toasty notes.”