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The Champagne wines that compose this brut vintage from 2006 were entirely and solely harvested during an exceptional year. This wine is composed of 40% Pinot Noir variety, 20% of Pinot Meunier and 40% of Chardonnay.
Perfect as an aperitif or with seafood or even grilled lobster. Will also fit with grilled fishes like bass or red mullet.
The Cattier House is located in Chigny-les-Roses, an exceptional territory classified Premier Cru, in the heart of the Champagne region, between Reims and Epernay.
The Cattier family owns vineyards since 1763, but it wasn’t until 1918 that Champagne Cattier was created. In 1951, the Houses acquired the Clos du Moulin.
The House’s vineyard spreads on more than 30 hectares in Premier Cru, on the well-known Montagne de Reims. The cellars are more than 30 metres underground, on three floors, and one of the region’s deepest. They display 3 architecture styles : roman, gothic and Renaissance. Excellent for optimum maturation.
The House is still independent and family-owned, and the annual sales amount to 1 million bottles, of which 60% are exported in more than 70 countries.
A cold winter and springtime frosts laid the foundations for this vintage of abundant yields (12,997 kg/ha). Uneventful flowering was followed by exceptionally hot and sunny weather, which lasted until August. A dank August left producers fearful but fortunately warm, bright conditions in September redressed the balance. Harvest commenced on September 9th, producing grapes high in sugar level but notably low on acidity. The general health of the grapes was sufficient, producing wines which excel over the preceding 2005 vintage, another warm and ample year. The year's greatest wines are supple and expressive and despite the richness they escape being overly heavy. Overt and welcoming upon launch, the best come with excellent capacity for ageing. Winey, and richly fruity characters, most Champagnes regrettably miss some tension and finesse. Wines of the vintage include Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Krug Vintage and Dom Pérignon Rosé.