90 points Wine Enthusiast
"Rounded, balanced and harmonious flavors get top marks on this softly pink sparkler. Strawberries and cream, with shortbread and lemon, all unite in perfect unison. The dryness of the palate gives the flavors center stage and provides a fitting, structured autolytic background. This sparkler is classy and delicious, with an ultraclean and lasting finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
100% Pinot Noir. Cattin is the largest family-owned and family-operated winery in Alsace and located in Voegtlinshoffen, a small village on the foothills of the Vosges Mountains at 1,091 feet in elevation. The Cattin family has been producing wine since 1720 and today the winery is managed by the 12th generation! The estate is composed of many small plots located in the Southern part of the Colmar region and a staggering 80% of their vineyard land is located on slopes. A broad menu of soils (clay, limestone, sandstone, ferruginous, marl…), combined with big time diurnal shifts, means an exceptional palate of aromas and flavors. Over the past several decades Crémants have become the house specialty and these are what initially caused us to bang their doors down. Tasting Notes: A clear and elegant pale salmon color with numerous fine bubbles. The nose is deliciously fruity with notes of freshly squeezed strawberries and raspberries. The palate is refreshing and creamy with fruity aromas such as strawberries and lemon. A clean and long lasting finish.