Cattier is a family-owned Champagne house that was, amazingly, born out of the horror of the first world war. The founder Jean Cattier was injured in battle and sent back home to Champagne, where his family had long owned Vineyards, in 1916. But amid the turmoil going on in Champagne at the time, which had been besieged by the German army, there was no one to buy his grapes, so he decided to make his own Champagne rather than let them go to waste. It was released in 1918 to celebrate the end of the war. That was the start of the journey that
The Review: Cattier Brut Premier Cru
Not a lot going on with the nose but what’s there smells nice. There’s a little bit of citrus and a little bit of yeast and a general pleasantness, if that makes sense. The palate is driven by a dry but balanced acidity and the mouthfeel is quite finee. That is good to see in a Champagne at this price. The finish is dry and refreshing but not tart. In Champagne terms, this is good value.
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