We have been working with Alfred Gratien since 1906, making them amongst our oldest suppliers. The Champagne house is based in Epernay and their wines are hand-crafted for guaranteed quality and consistency with the first cuvées being created in 1864 and following Gratiens philosophy, "I have always been of the opinion that champagne should be to wine what haute couture is to fashion."
To make their cuvées they use a mix of estate grown grapes and grapes purchased from around 100 farmers that they have established strong, loyal partnerships with. Alfred Gratien often remarked that the art of a wine takes root in the soil so they want to make sure they have the best fruit for their wines. With their values and craftmanship its clear to see why we are so delighted to work with them on our Society own champagne range.
This event will take you on a whistle-stop tour of this historic partnership, as well as delving into the house style and explaining a little about the 2012 Vintage, which launched En Primeur to coincide with this event.
We hope you can join us to learn more, what better a topic than Champagne!