Champenois alcohols and aperitifs
I. MARC DE CHAMPAGNE
This brandy “Origin Regulated Appellation” (AOR), is obtained by the distillation of grapes coming exclusively from the Champagne vineyards. Its ageing for several years in oak barrels, in semi-darkness cellars, refine its aromas and gives it a beautiful amber color. The Marc de Champagne title 40% vol.
At the tasting, the Marc de Champagne exudes fresh, fruity and delicious notes. Its refined and powerful taste gives a perfect digestif and an ideal ingredient to awake the character of sauces; ice creams and sorbets flavour.
Marc de Champagne is for France; what Grappa is for Italy
The CAVE DES SACRES stocks Marcs de Champagne from 6 to 10 years old.
II. FINE DE CHAMPAGNE (OR FINE CHAMPENOISE)
Delicate and harmonious, this brandy “Origin Regulated Appellation” (AOR) is obtained by the traditional distillation of wines exclusively from Champagne vineyards. It takes time to perfect its aromas in the secrecy of the cellars where it acquires its maturity and its pretty amber color during an aging of several years in oak barrels.
When tasted, it evokes delicate floral and vanilla flavors. Soft and round, it enhances with its subtle bouquet all the culinary preparations with which it is associated, whether they are salty or sweet.
Fine de Champagne is to Champagne, what Cognac is to Charentes and Armagnac to Gascony.
Discover this exclusive Champagne digestif also available in 6 or 10 years of age.
III. RATAFIA OF CHAMPAGNE
Ratafia de Champagne is obtained by mutage. It is an aperitif made with fresh grapes juice coming exclusively from the Champagne vineyards and premium brandy. The mutage prevents the start of fermentation and retains all the aromatic character of the fresh grapes. Ratafias generally grade 17-18 °.
During aging, Ratafia acquires its softness and its luminous amber color. The syrupy flavor comes from the natural sugar contained in grapes juice.
Since January 22, 2015, it has obtained the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and is therefore recognized by the INAO Ratafia has existed since the 13th century.
How to drink Ratafia?
Its potential production is limited to 15 millions bottles (6% of AOC Champagne), which will in any case make a rare and resolutely qualitative product. Often consumed as an aperitif he has also its place with meats. With young Ratafia have a foie gras; at the contrary; oldest call for certain cheeses. . For desert; the marriage with fruits tarts is very natural such as: plum, apples or grapes. Discover our Ratafias from Goyard Distillery or from our Winegrowers.
You can also have fun cooking with bouchot mussels or pan-fried scallops
Discover our Ratafias from Goyard Distillery or from our Winegrowers.
You could also discover wonderful cocktails based on Ratafia de Champagne, Marc de Champagne or Fine de Champagne :
Cocktail with fine de Champagne
Cocktail with Marc de Champagne
IV. THE SINGLE MALT FROM THE REIMS MOUNTAIN
Nestled in the heart of a national forest in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Montagne de Reims, the Guillon Distillery has been producing since 1997 a malt-based spirit with a unique and incomparable taste. The source of pure water that gushes out on the estate, the double distillation of which only the heating core is kept and the aging in oak barrels from the most emblematic French vineyards give the Spirit of Malt subtle and complex aromas that delight amateurs.
Using his skills as an oenologist and his experience as a distiller, its creator Thierry Guillon has succeeded in making a name for himself in the land of bubbles, by developing an original and elegant product, both traditional and innovative. The acquisition of new finishing barrels and the creation of new blends now allow the Guillon Distillery to offer a completely revised range of spirits products.
From harvesting barley from the Champagne plains to aging in oak barrels from the most famous French vineyards, the Montagne de Reims Malt Spirit is developed with the greatest respect for ancestral know-how.
To discover absolutely in our cellar in Reims
Cuvée 42 – Cuvée 46 – Special Finish