Review: NV Cattier Champagne Brut Antique
While there is certainly a shortage of things to celebrate these days, should you encounter one — a wedding or a baby, perhaps — consider grabbing a bottle of Cattier for the event.
Cattier is a new label for the U.S. A big brand overseas (it’s sold in 65 countries), it is only just now making its way to our shores. Available in five varieties, we snagged a bottle of Brut Antique, which is 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 25% Chardonnay. It is aged for up to three years.
This golden-colored, non-vintage Champagne is distinctly citrus tasting — specifically grapefruit. Despite the age on the blend, there’s no sense of nuttiness in this sparkler, it’s fruit through and through, starting off dry and opening up with just a touch of sweetness the more you drink it. Very light and easygoing, this is an excellent wine to serve on its own or with food.
A- / $80