Gatinois Vintage Brut 2004

$69.99

SKU 07587

750ml

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This single-vintage champagne comes entirely from Gatinois estate vineyards located in Ay. It was vinified in stainless steel, and aged 5 years. It received a 6 gram dosage, and was disgorged in February 2008. It is a well-balanced wine with complex minerality and citrus overtones. Its strong acidic backbone leaves its fresh flavors lingering on the palate.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Champagne
Appellation Ay
Brand Gatinois
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorDramatic toast and smoke notes add to the graham cracker, white pepper, chamomile and citrus peel flavors in this dry, spice-driven Champagne. A subtle honey note gives a juiciness to the wine, balancing the firm, muscular acidity and leaving an elegant impression overall. Drink now through 2029. 415 cases made.

Alison Napjus, December 31, 2010
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2004 Brut Grand Cru Vintage bursts from the glass with explosive red cherries, flowers and mint, all of which come together beautifully in a style that deftly balances richness and focus. The wine blossoms on the palate with endless layers of pure, crystalline fruit that lead to an impeccably fine, elegant finish. The round, harmonious 2002 is a great effort from Gatinois. The Brut Grand Cru Vintage is 90% Pinot Noir (predominantly Petit Pinot d- Ay) and 10% Chardonnay. The wine was vinified in stainless steel and bottled with 6 grams of dosage. It saw one more year of lees-aging than the current release of the Tradition. Disgorged: Summer, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

Antonio Galloni, December 2010