Produced only in the very best years, Gatinois’ Vintage Champagnes aim to give expression to the attributes of the greatest years, within the sumptuous character of champagne from Aÿ. The 2011 vintage is 60% Pinot Noir that traditionally creates the backbone of the wine, and 40% Chardonnay for notes of honey and Mirabelle, so typical of this year.
Lovely, golden yellow hue. Majestic nose of honey, candied yellow fruit with brioche notes. On the palate, the 2011 vintage expresses in a great elegance, the generosity of ripe fruit, typical of Aÿ Grand Cru. Deep and structured on the finish, superb length at the end of the mouth
Gatinois’ generously coloured champagnes are among the finest in this revered village, at every moment retaining exceptional definition and freshness. – Tyson Stelzer