17% ABV, 500 ml
Grape Varieties: 30% Chardonnay 70% Pinot Noir.
Second pressing musts cold settled, stabilised with liqueur (wine distillate) then raised in small oak barrels according to the rules of soléra, using the very best Champagne vintages.
The name Ratafia refers to an ancient method of preserving fruit that dates back to the 1300s, usually a liqueur or a fortified wine flavored with peach, apricot, or cherry pits, or bitter almonds. In the case of the Giraud Solera Ratafia de Champagne, it’s an golden-glinted blend of 30% Chardonnay and 70% Pinot from the Aÿ that has been fortified with brandy. In addition, it’s a Solera-style, and so, is the product of many vintages assembled together.
The resulting wine exhibits layered, multifarious aromas of hazelnuts, orange marmalade, steeped black cherries, coco powder and even a subtle, provocative top note of rancio. Silky smooth, with the weight of a tawny, and only moderately sweet.
ALL BOTTLES ARE 750 ML UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Adult Signature Required
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