RATAFIA DE CHAMPAGNE
Ratafia is an aperitif obtained by mixing fresh grape juice – not fermented – with alcohol. The alcoholic fermentation process is therefore stopped by the addition of alcohol. Doing so allows for the preservation of the original flavours of the grapes. These grape musts have undergone mutage with alcohol (the fermentation process was stopped by adding alcohol to the fermenting must).
Pairing: to be enjoyed chilled as an aperitif, paired with melon, prosciutto ham, foie gras and figs, chicken terrine or blue cheese.
Ageing: Aged for 3 years in 600 litre oak barrels