1996 Gatinois Grand Cru Ay Brut Champagne

SKU #992901

This wine comes from the famous grand cru of Ay, in the valley of the Marne, the heart of the Champagne region. It is all from estate owned vineyards. It has gorgeous deep golden color, tons of Pinot character on the nose, red fruit and hazelnuts! In the mouth it is very rich and broad, a big masculine style that still has fineness and subtlty on the finish. A great way to check out the seriousness of the 1996 vintage! -Gary Westby K&L


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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose.