"Exaltant: Thrilling, exciting, exhilarating.”
Ratafia has been produced in Champagne since the 13th. century and was originally a method of preserving grape juice. It is a still, sweet fortified wine that you don't often see outside of the Champagne region but is gaining in popularity.
L’Exaltant is made 100% of Grand Cru Verzy Pinot Noir which receives 24h-maceration on the skins for colour, then vinified and aged 100% in oak barrels for a period of 24 months. The addition of grape spirit to the fresh juice halts fermentation, so all the sweetness derives from the grapes itself with no additions. The process is all natural : no alcoholic nor malolactic fermentation, no filtration, no collage, no chaptalisation, no ullage.
The color is an intense, bright and deep ruby red with copper-colored hints. The nose is generous, round and fruity with vinous and expressive candied notes as well as ripe fruit aromas. The palate is harmonious and vibrant on grape juice notes with a perfect balance between finesse and power as well as sweetness and lively acidity. It reveals generous, joyful and elegant honey and fresh grapes aromas. The finish is subtle and ethereal with great finesse thanks to flint and a lush texture. An aromatic ratafia with an impressing balance and a great digestibility.
Terroir : 100% Verzy Grand Cru, Grande Montagne de Reims
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Maceration: 24 hours
No alcoholic fermentation
No malolactic fermentation
No filtration, no collage
Mutage of grape juice with alcohol and brandy
Dosage: No added sugar, natural sugar of grapes
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