"The Gratien house style is particularly flattering to rosé, and this medium salmon-tinted style is alive and full with layers of precise red cherry, raspberry, strawberry and watermelon fruit, accented with pink pepper.
The textural synergy that defines the house is no easy balancing act, calmly uniting the creamy, silky texture of barrel fermentation, the fine mouthfeel of carefully managed tannins, the fine chalk mineral definition of great terroirs and the enlivening cut of malic acidity.
Barrel and bottle age contribute subtle savoury allure of toast and dried nectarines, eloquently supporting and never competing with bright red fruits focus. Like the Brut NV, a captivating cuvée, and a triumph for the 2011 base vintage."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019
56% chardonnay from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Chouilly, Vertus and Cramant; 23% pinot from Ludes and Bouzy; 21% meunier from Leuvrigny, Damery and Reuil-sur-Marne; reserves from 2010 and 2009; fermented and aged 6 months in oak barrels; aged 5 years on lees; no malolactic fermentation; 8g/L dosage