Sunday, 6 November 2011
Les 5 du Vin sparkle in Champagne (more photos): Alfred Gratien
An old Alfred Gratien sign in their cellars
Some further photos from the visit (2nd-4th November) to the Champagne region by Les 5 du Vin as guests of Alfred Gratien and Les Artisans du Champagne.
Nicolas Jaeger: chef de caves@Alfred Gratien
Nicolas Jaeger, the third generation of Jaeger's to have been the chef de caves at Alfred Gratien. His grandfather started at Gratien in 1928. Nicolas started with the company in 1990 under his father Jean-Pierre. Nicolas took over as chef in 2007 when his father retired.
At Alfred Gratien vintage Champagne is still closed with a cork while sur latte
A number in the cellars
Alfred Gratien, who founded the company and Gratien et Meyer in Saumur in 1864
It is rumoured that Joël Deniau (Crémant de Loire) has been chosen to star in a new film based on the life of Alfred Gratien
Marc Vanhellemont: the master blender@work
Marc starting to liszt?
A brutal but effective way to stem the stream of jokes from Hervé Lalau!