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Review: Cattier Champagne Brut Antique

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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 / cattierusa.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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