“If you like the basic champagne (usually the Brut sans année) of a champagnehouse, you’ll be charmed by the rest of the brands” is a saying you hear time and time again when visiting the Champagne region. We’ve experienced it to be true.
Which doesn’t mean we do not have a favourite cuvée from the champagne farmers on our site.
Whether you are an amateur or a connaisseur, we are convinced that our selection of Blancs de Blancs, Rosés, Millésimes, … will tantalise your taste buds.
Ratafia de Champagne is made by adding a neutral alcohol to the grape must (juice from pressed grapes). By adding alcohol the process of fermentation of the sugars comes to a halt. As a result the Ratafia has a sweet taste and an alcohol level of 18%. The Champagne region is not the only place where Ratafia is made, presumably its origin lies in Catalonia. But only the Ratafia de Champagne and Ratafia de Bourgogne have an “Appellation d’Origine Côntrolée”.
Drink Ratafia as an aperitive or use it in the kitchen as a base for sauces with baked foie gras or game recipes.