mercredi 12 février 2020

Champagne Cattier - Brut Antique Premier Cru

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2017
(around 30 euros per bottle)

Luxurious bottle, with a generous shape.



Bubbles of great finesse.

Elegant bead of foam.


Initially reserved and captivating, it then imposes its endless perfumed farandole.

Radiant aromas of red and black fruits, signatures of the Pinot Noir (45%) and the Meunier (30%).

The Chardonnay (25%) then unveils all its subtlety, sensual harmony of apple, pear, citrus fruits and hazelnut.

Patience is rewarded by the appearance of gentle hints of honey and pastries, barely roasted, expressions of the maturity of the Champagne obtained by 3 years of ageing on laths of the bottles, at a constant temperature (12°C), before disgorgement.


Classy opening, definitely thanks to the rigorous selection of the cuvée (first juices) during the pressing of the grapes, supported by the vibrant minerality of the noble terroirs of the House.

The mouth becomes caressing, with an enveloping warmth, reinforced by the fulfillment of the malolactic fermentation of the base wines and by the generous dosage, with 9 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement.

Tasty finish.

Great length on the palate.

Jean-Jacques Cattier and his son Alexandre, oenologists and cellar masters of the Champagne House Cattier, were able to blend with talent the Premiers Crus of the Mountain of Reims and the vintages (70% from 2012 and 30% of reserve wines), to offer us a high level Brut Antique Premier Cru.

To taste during festive meals, with a sweetbread and candied lemon, for example.

Owner of vineyard since 1763 and producer of Champagne since 1918, the Champagne House Cattier, independent family company, perpetuates with passion its quest of perfection. The acquisition of the Clos du Moulin in 1951, which is at the root of the eponym prestigious cuvée in 1955, and then the creation of the range Armand de Brignac in 2006 allow it to maintain its inimitable touch, producing around 1 million of bottles per year, ambassador of the brand in more than 80 countries.

Champagne CATTIER
6/11 rue Dom Pérignon
51500 Chigny-les-Roses
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 03 42 11
Fax.: +33 (0)3 26 03 43 13