The brand GRATIOT-PILLIÈRE was born from the union of Françoise PILLIÈRE and Jean-Claude GRATIOT on April 12,1969. A few weeks later, during the Profession of Faith of the bride’s younger sister, the first bottles of champagne labelled as CHAMPAGNE GRATIOTPILLIÈRE are served. This is the beginning of a wonderful adventure that has now lasted 50 years ! Throughout these years, the family estate has continued to grow: with new plantations every year and a high quality champagne, sales have progressed nicely. Word of mouth continues to be effective; first on country markets in the suburbs of Paris, then throughout France and now outside of our borders. Olivier and Sébastien continue the work well initiated by their parents.
What does the future holds for our Brand GRATIOT-PILLIÈRE? With 9 grandchildren, the succession is guaranteed…
Cuvée's description: Millésime 2013
Profile : SUBTLE TENSION
Harvest year 2013: After an atypical wine year with a very late start to vegetation due to a cool, wet spring, the vines took advantage of the late summer sunshine. The grapes matured in optimum conditions up until the 30 September, the date of the opening of the presses. The favourable weather of back end of the season assured us an exceptional crop at any event, very healthy grapes, a balance of sugar/acidity worthy of the greatest vintages with lovely full bodied aromas. We haven’t seen a harvest as late as this for more than 20 years.
L’assemblage de ce MILLÉSIME 2013 est constitué des 3 cépages traditionnels champenois donnant à cette cuvée tout son caractère :
Seuls les raisins de la vendange 2013 issus de nos plus belles vignes et de nos meilleurs terroirs vont constituer cette cuvée millésimée.
Mise en bouteille en printemps 2014.
Prise de mousse en cave puis vieillissement sur lies pendant 36 mois minimum
Dégorgement : 3 à 6 mois avant sa commercialisation
Dosage : 9 gr /L de sucre
Cette cuvée existe uniquement en 75cl (bouteille)