Ratafia, the other drink made in Champagne.
Sweet, generous and ample alcohol, the « Ratafia champenois » is one of the main local culinary curiosities.
Hardly known outside the region and largely hidden by the regional bubbly flagship product, ratafia would deserve to be present on all menus, from the starter to the dessert — with some moderation because of its richness and alcohol percentage.
Regarding starters pairings, this fruty and oaky mistelle based on grape must is ideal companion for melon, cured ham or foie gras — pan-fied or not according to everyone’s taste.
What about cheese and dessert pairings ? It is superbe with veined cheeses and will exalt an exotic fruit granita or dark chocolate desserts.
Winter is coming, Ratafia time is ticking
Alcohol 18 %
70 cl bottle
Aged 3 years in oak barrels
Gault & Millau 2022 : 15/20