Our Cathelin Champagne Grand Cru 2018
After the ’90 vintage, followed by the ’96 vintage, we are launching the 2018 Cuvée Cathelin.
The name originates from six lithographs created by the famous painter Bernard Cathelin to illustrate six panels of a folding screen called “RParis”, which have been diverted from their original purpose to illustrate this prestigious cuvée. First cousin of Claude Terrail and a bon vivant if ever there was one, it is not without emotion that this third vintage is unveiled, as it pays tribute to this painter who lived until 2004 in the Tour d’Argent building, where he also had his studio.
Cuvée Cathelin comes exclusively from a single vineyard called ‘Les Crosauts’ in the “Grand Cru” commune of Chouilly in the prestigious Côte des Blancs. Produced from old vines planted in 1979 and 1983 (50 ares), this September’s 2018 harvest, bottled in May 2019, was aged on lees until February this year and kept at 10° in the semi-darkness of Champagne cellars. Slow fermentation and a very low dosage (4g sugar) give it balance, acidity and freshness.
Rich in exceptional expertise, La Tour d’Argent has been working with the owner of Champagne RL Legras. Now Julien, for almost 50 years to produce Champagne Tour d’Argent. It is therefore an exclusive champagne served in all the Maisons de la Tour, as well as at La Tour d’Argent in Tokyo. One of the original features of this cuvée is the label, which goes around the bottle.
A wine of lace per excellence, the finesse of its bubbles and its surprisingly complex aromas make it an airy wine, ideal for an aperitif or a refined dinner.
The Tour d’Argent Grand Cru range also includes the Brut Sans Année and the Rosé.