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Alfred Gratien

The Champagne House, headquartered in Epernay, was founded in 1864. It is part of Gratien, Meyer, Seydoux & Cie, which also markets Loire sparkling wines. Today, the company is in the possession of the German multinational Henkell, The founder of the company coined the statement: "I have always believed that champagne for wine should be what haute couture is for fashion." There are no own vineyards. For the most part are very dry champagne produced. The fermentation takes place in small barrels without malolactic fermentation, which has a favorable effect on longevity. The proportion of Pinot Meunier is relatively high, to bring fruitiness and spiciness. The Cuvée de Prestige is called "Cuvée Paradis" and is a vintage mixture of best locations. The total production is voluntarily limited to 250,000 bottles per year.

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