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 2 years before the yeasts are disgorged.
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. 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.
Gatinois’ generously coloured champagnes are among the finest in this revered village, at every moment retaining exceptional definition and freshness. – Tyson Stelzer