Like all of the domaine’s blends, the Champagne GATINOIS Brut Rosé respects and reflects the unique character of the Aÿ terroir. It is made from the “heart of the terroir” comprising 27 parcels on the 7 hectare family domaine and is a true reflection of its powerful and elegant terroir.
This subtle and discreet rosé blend is produced from a delicate, secret combination of:
– The traditional blend of our white base wines, consisting of predominantly Pinot Noir and a touch of Chardonnay
– A red wine from “Coteaux Champenois”, produced by Gatinois in small quantities and only in very sunny years. It is made from “petits Pinots d’Aÿ” grown on the Domaine’s two oldest parcels, planted in 1954.
During the blending process, we aim to combine the freshness and festivity of a fine Champagne with the richness, elegance and structure brought by the red wine.
Intense hue with salmon-coloured highlights. Our Grand Cru Brut Rosé displays the characteristic elegant style of Gatinois Champagnes. The nose and palate offer up a subtle bouquet of red fruit (strawberries, blackberries, cherries) and a dash of spice which evolves into lingering notes of morello cherries on the rich finish. The dosage remains discreet at 6g/l.
A pleasurable champagne, a champagne with heart, characterised by elegance and warmth, ideal for an impromptu aperitif with friends and perfect for gift giving. It is also excellent with food, try it paired with seared Atlantic salmon, pink on the bones, or with desserts such as a red fruit gaspacho.
Pinot Noir (90%), Chardonnay (10%).
Terroir: Aÿ Grand Cru 100%
Aged “sur lattes“: 3 years
Dosage: Brut, 6g/l