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    Henri Giraud Ratafia de Champagne Non vintage  Box
      Henri Giraud Ratafia de Champagne Non vintage  Box

      Henri Giraud

      Ratafia de Champagne

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      Packaged in a 50cl bottle, Champagne Ratafia is made from grape juice blended with ‘fine’ (pure wine alcohol). This was originally an ancient method of conserving fruit juice in the same way that salt was used to preserve meat.

       

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      Description

      Packaged in a 50cl bottle, Champagne Ratafia is made from grape juice blended with ‘fine’ (pure wine alcohol). This was originally an ancient method of conserving fruit juice in the same way that salt was used to preserve meat.

      Ratafia also uses the « solera » method, an ancient practice of progressively blending different vintages which is commonly used in the making of Port.

      For the Henri Giraud Ratafia, the fruitiest of the juices from the very best cuvees are patiently matured in oak barrels and then blended around a core Pinot Noir from Aÿ.

      The robe of Ratafia resembles very old champagne, or dessert wines of 30 years old or more – visually very warm, with amber tones and coppery, almost red gleams.

      The nose opens on candied cherry, spice (turmeric), and almond, becoming more complex and refined with chocolate, candied orange peel, cherries in alcohol and quince jelly with a hint of cinnamon. A few moments airing and warming allow fragrances of dried fruits (apricots) pears poached in wine and even a touch of grape-skins to reveal themselves.

      Exceptionally round and smooth, the Henri Giraud Ratafia offers a silky, almost creamy texture. This delightful plenitude of dried apricot, cocoa and cherry continues through to the final note of freshness.

      The clean, lingering (8 to 10 seconds) final concludes on an agreeable touch of acidity.

      Superb with foie gras, hams, sweet/savory dishes (tagine, pork with prunes), creamy cheeses and, of course, a whole range of desserts right up to after dinner drinks.

      Characteristics

      Terroirs

      • Grape varieties

        Chardonnay (50%)Pinot Noir (50%)

      • Terroirs

        Vallée de la MarneAÿ

      Winemaking

      • Oak aged

        Oak aged

      • Dosage:

        Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

      Tasting

      • Aromas

        Fruity

      • Serving température

        12°C

      Starred tables

      Champagnes from this producer are available in the following restaurants:
      Assiette Champenoise (Reims) Flocons de Sel (Megève) Restaurant Lameloise (Chagny) Auberge du Vieux Puits (Fonjoncouse) La Bouitte (Saint-Martin de Belleville) Restaurant Guy Lassausaie (Chasselay) Meurin (Busnes) Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge (Dijon) Les Crayères (Reims) L'Auberge des Glazicks (Plomodiern) Le Gabriel (Paris) La Pyramide (Vienne) La Mère Brazier (Lyon) Le Relais de la Poste (Magescq) Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Lembach) Restaurant le 1920 (Megève) Le Foch (Reims) Les Berceaux (Epernay) L'Esquisse (Annecy) Les Belles Perdrix (Saint-Emilion) Entre Vigne et Garrigue (Villeneuve-lès-Avignons)

      Customer reviews

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      Reviewsof this cuvee

      1. José D.July 5, 2018

        Ratafia de Champagne - box

      2. Cecile D.November 15, 2012

        Ratafia de Champagne - box