Manufacture of Ratafia

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What is Ratafia

Un Champagne Ratafia is obtained by mutation of must de raisin in Marc de Champagne, or Fine de Champagne.

The grapes used for the must and for the Fine/Marc come exclusively from grapes with the Champagne appellation.
This finds its origin around the XNUMXthe century as a method of preserving grape juice or other fruit, the fermentation of which is blocked by the addition of alcohol.


The Ratafia would be derived from the Latin expression “pax rata fiat”, which was pronounced when peace was signed, or when an agreement had been signed.

Champagne Ratafia

Ratafia is to Champagne, what Pineau is to Charentes, or even Pommeau to Normandy.

In Champagne, the ratafia of champagne ou champagne ratafia is defined as a spirit drink obtained by aromatizing an alcohol of viticultural origin with must of Champagne grapes.

It is marketed after a minimum period of maturation in vats or in barrels of 10 months or after a minimum period of aging in wood of 3 years. 

Ratafia of champagne claude perrard

When and how to consume Ratafia de Champagne?

As an aperitif, you can drink it pure or in a cocktail.

It will go very well with your melon during the summer season. Ratafia is also eaten with pan-fried foie gras and blue or blue-veined cheese.

During the dessert you can taste it with a recipe based on chocolate and fruit.

Ratafia is drunk rather chilled but without ice so as not to dilute its aroma.

The ideal temperature is between 7 and 9°C.

Discover the ratafia we produce

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