Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut  NV 1.5Ltr
SKU 740540

Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut NV

Alfred Gratien - Champagne - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut NV

Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The NV (2005) Brut Cuvee Paradis is soft, inviting and quite pretty. The aromas and flavors are all nicely nuanced, but also a bit forward, suggesting the wine needs to be enjoyed sooner rather than later. Sweet floral notes and a hint of citrus add some brightness on the finish. Even though not indicated on the label, the Paradis has always been a single-vintage wine. Future releases will be formally vintage-designated, which will be a great help to consumers. The Paradis is 65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Noir. This is Lot 1116, disgorged...
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1.5Ltr
91Robert Parker
91Wine Spectator

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Winery: Alfred Gratien

Varietal: Champagne Blend

The sparkling wines of Champagne have been revered by wine drinkers for hundreds of years, and even today they maintain their reputation for excellence of flavor and character, and are consistently associated with quality, decadence, and a cause for celebration. Their unique characteristics are partly due to the careful blending of a small number of selected grape varietals, most commonly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These grapes, blended in fairly equal quantities, give the wines of Champagne their wonderful flavors and aromas, with the Pinot Noir offering length and backbone, and the Chardonnay varietal giving its acidity and dry, biscuity nature. It isn't unusual to sometimes see Champagne labeled as 'blanc de blanc', meaning it is made using only Chardonnay varietal grapes, or 'blanc de noir', which is made solely with Pinot Noir.

Region: Champagne

There are very few wine regions in the world quite as famous as Champagne, and the sparkling white wines which are produced there are drank and enjoyed all over the globe as a result of their excellent quality, distinctive features and their association with grandeur and celebration. Wineries have been operating in the cool, damp north-easterly region of Champagne for hundreds of years, and over time have mastered the art of making the most of the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petit Meunier grape varietals which grow there across the rolling hillsides and kept in the region's unique 'Champagne caves'. Most commonly, these three varietals are blended together to produce the sparkling white wine, but the popularity of single variety Champagne wines are on the increase.

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.