Armand de Brignac Gold Brut was the first cuvée introduced to the portfolio and its flagship. The Cattier family’s ambition at the turn of the century, during a garden party celebration in Chigny-les-Roses, was to create the very best prestige cuvée for the 21st century, yet highly representative of the rich traditions of winemaking in Champagne. It is in this way that the mastery of blending – vintages, terroIrs and grape varieties – is at the essence of Armand de Brignac’s philosophy.
The Cattier family has a rich and storied history as an elite Champagne house. In the tiny French village of Chigny-les-Roses, the Cattiers have owned and cultivated family vineyards since 1763. The Cattier Champagne house remains independently-owned and run by the family with a staff of fewer than 20 people. Patriarch Jean-Jacques Cattier oversees the Chateau’s wine production, and with strictly limited annual production, M. Cattier and his staff ensure that the family’s artisanal winemaking traditions are alive in each bottle. Centuries spent perfecting the art of Champagne are put to use in each Cattier cuvee. The result is that the Cattier name has become synonymous with prized, boutique wines for the discriminating Champagne connoisseur. Cattier is regularly recognized by the international wine community for the consistent excellence of its Champagnes.