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2006 ALFRED GRATIEN CHAMPAGNE BRUT CUVEE PARADIS 750ML
2006 ALFRED GRATIEN CHAMPAGNE BRUT CUVEE PARADIS 750ML
 
Bottle Price $114.99
Year 2006
Size 750ML
Color Sparkling
Country France

Product Code: 3104002
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With total production of merely 150,000 bottles, it is no wonder that Champagne Alfred Gratien has more of a cult following than an international brand image. Small by design, owner and Managing Director Alain Seydoux is dedicated to producing wine of the very highest quality: "Champagne has to be king. It has no justification otherwise." Grape selection, vinification techniques, and the care the wines receive have more in common than many of the larger, more famous industrial brand Champagne houses.

The height of excellence. The balance achieved in this cuve is so remarkable that it conjures up notions of purity. We can also confidently conclude that this champagne will make an excellent trentenaire.

TASTING NOTES: This wine is pale yellow in colour. Its effervescence builds to a slow fizz of extra small bubbles. An attractive mousse crowns the surface.

The initial nose is discreet and suggests an intense freshness. This is followed by subtle hints of lemongrass and white flowers, such as honeysuckle or lily of the valley. Little by little, the wine delivers mineral and marine notes, accentuated by white pepper and lemon. Only as it begins to warm up does the wine start to express its sweeter side, infused with notes of vanilla. The nose evokes youth on the brink of adulthood, hinting at the remarkable potential of this already exceedingly graceful wine.

The initial taste instantly suggests a certain tenderness. Its body then asserts extreme delicacy, tenderness and fluidity. Its high quality acidity enhances the silky texture of the wine, while its effervescence adds an overall sense of roundness. Everything is perfectly ordered and intensely refined, with a light and airy style.
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