NV Joseph Cattin Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, Alsace, France

NV Joseph Cattin Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, Alsace, France

$19.95

Description

Cattin is the largest family owned and family operated winery in Alsace and located in Voegtlinshoffen, a small village on the foothills of the Vosges Mountains at 1,091 feet in elevation. The Cattin family has been producing wine since 1720 and today the winery is managed by the 12th generation! The estate is composed of many small plots located in the Southern part of the Colmar region and a staggering 80% of their vineyard land is located on slopes. A broad menu of soils (clay, limestone, sandstone, ferruginous, marl…), combined with big time diurnal shifts, means an exceptional palate of aromas and flavors. Cattin uses old oak “foudres” (big barrels) to produce some of the region’s most terroir driven Grand Cru wines such as the legendary Hatschbourg which ranks among the family’s oldest plots. Over the past several decades Cremants have become the house specialty.

100% Pinot Noir.   The grapes are handpicked. Short maceration to extract the pale salmon color and gentle pressing of the grapes. The first fermentation happens between 64°F and 72°F. The second fermentation happens in the bottle, and is followed by 15 months of ageing on the lees before the disgorgement.

A clear and elegant pale salmon color with numerous fine bubbles. The nose is deliciously fruity with notes of freshly squeezed strawberries and raspberries. The palate is refreshing and creamy with fruity aromas such as strawberries and lemon. A clean and long lasting finish.

This is a very popular wine in Strassburg-Coburn area bistros, and typically enjoyed with great gusto when attacking the local choucroute garni!

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