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History

Champagnes from Alfred Gratien have a lengthy tradition and, disregarding the mass-produced ethos and fashions of modern times, still remain true to that tradition today. What you get is a "hand-crafted" champagne that represents quality and uniqueness.

Our cellar master, Nicolas Jaeger, makes it his business to ensure that things stay that way.
Following in the footsteps of his father and his forefathers, he represents the fourth generation to preserve the uniqueness of our champagnes.
Every year, he ensures that we have the very best cuvée of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties. He is meticulous and strict in the way he oversees the fermentation of the wines in traditional wooden casks.

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Winemaking

The house of Alfred Gratien has been producing champagne since 1864. Rigorous selection of grapes, traditional winemaking methods, voluntarily limited output and respect for the land - these principles and the fact that it is one of the last few remaining "hand-crafted" champagne producers in the world are the secret behind the outstanding quality of Alfred Gratien champagne and the factors which make it unique.

 

The commitment of the management to remain true to the principles of founder Alfred Gratien is clear in every stage of the production of these spirited wines.

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7 different wines with 26 vintages

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Wine Moments

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 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  47 wines 

100 Best Champagne semifinals continue.... Some great surprises, such as Alfred Gratien Brut Millésime 2007!

2h 8min ago

 Essi Avellan MW , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  50 wines 

Champagne Magazine's 100 Best Champagnes 2021 -tasting day II.

15d 11h ago

 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  40 wines 

The hard work of assessing hundreds of champagnes for The 100 Best Champagnes 2021 has started! First tasting session behind. Great champagnes with very consistent quality.

1m 13d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  40 wines 

Champagne Magazine's The 100 Best Champagnes 2021 Day 1 -


6 more days to go.

1m 18d ago

 Tuula Hällström, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  7 wines 

Champagnes, four sopranos and friends - perfect combination!

3y 3m ago

 Richard Juhlin , Wine Writer (Sweden)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  29 wines 

Many prestige champagnes debuted in 1959 vintage, for example, Dom Ruinart and Pol Roger Blanc de Chardonnay. A large harvest of champagnes, that often ended up above 13 percent alcohol because of the extremely hot summer. The wines have proven to be very sustainable, despite the low acid. Power and concentration are great regardless if the wines are dominated by Chardonnay or pinot noir. A wonderful champagne year in its style!

3y 6m ago

 Luciano Cesare, Wine Dealer (Italy)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  23 wines 

Dom Ruinart 1982 / Good looking normal size bottle, in an excellent condition with 2 cm level ullage below the cork. Colour is straw, and looking bright, healthy and medium. On the nose it is intense, fresh, seductive and round. The taste is fresh, rich, fruity, medium-bodied, with balanced, complex, concentrated structure and youthful. The finish is medium long, round, gentle and vibrant. This wine is sophisticated and fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 15min before tasting. Good value for money.

3y 9m ago

 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  26 wines 

“All the best Champagnes from the 2004 vintage.”

4y 4m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  9 wines 

“Champagne is exciting, especially when it comes to slightly riper styles. A dinner in Essen displayed a huge array of different Champagne styles and was a proof for the great quality, the complexity and the diversity of this wonderful region. ”

4y 4m ago

 Richard Juhlin , Wine Writer (Sweden)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  55 wines 

“Vintage 1996 / Probably one of the greatest vintages. Not since 1928 has there been a wine with as much acidity in combination with high potential alcohol, which should cater to a really long life. Just like 1990, there are examples of wines that are made with almost overripe grapes with lower acidity. These examples show a transparent oxidative and rounded pro le. Otherwise, most of the 1996s are real child abductions, with a biting acidity and monumental inherent power. I am highly impressed by the grand-cru growers, with Jacques Selosse and Diebolt-Vallois eur de Passion in the lead. Dom Pérignon is wonderful as are Cuvée William Deutz Rosé, Louis Roederer Cristal, Cristal Rosé, Krug Clos du Mesnil, and the monumental Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Française and Krug Clos d’Ambonnay.”

4y 5m ago

 Yuan Lee, Wine Blogger (China)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  10 wines 

“Few New Years Champagnes / Bonnaire Gran Cru 2004 / Deep orange-toned colour. Clean toasty nose with vanilla and faint oxidative notes ont he charming rich nose. Balanced but more restrained on the palate. It is complete but overly developed for its age. Also lack of energetic effervescence for a wine of this age suggests a leak in the cork. Very enjoyable today despite the fact. 90 points ”

4y 9m ago

 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Alfred Gratien . In a tasting of  8 wines 

“It's hard to set wines to match the Finnish Christmas cuisine - salty cooked pork leg, sweet purees of turnips and potatoes and hot mustard. Well, Chateau Musar 1994 and Robert Weil Riesling Spätlese 1992 served their purpose while the young New World wines struggled. ”

4y 10m ago

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