cattier (See catty)
adj : marked by or
arising from malice; "a catty remark" [syn: bitchy, cattish] n : any of various
units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese
measure equal to 500 grams) [syn: cattie] [also: cattiest, cattier]
- comparative of catty
Cattier (or Champagne Cattier) is a family-owned champagne house situated in the village Chigny-les-Roses in the Montagne de Reims part of Champagne, France. The Cattier Family have been vineyard owners since 1763, and started to produce champagnes under their own name in 1918. Cattier owns 20 hectares of vineyards, which are mainly classified as Premier Cru on the village-based Champagne classification scale Autre Cru — Premier Cru — Grand Cru. In 2006, Cattier's sales exceeded one million bottles for the first time.
Cattier produces a number of champagnes ranging in varietal composition from 100% Chardonnay (a Blanc de blancs) to 75% dark-skinned pinots (noir and meunier) and 25% Chardonnay. Cattier is also noted for producing several champagnes in spectacular bottles, such as a blue glass bottle with a pewter label, a red glass bottle (under the designation "Red Kiss"), a gold-plated bottle designed by Pascal Morabito (under the designation Brut Sésame Millésimée), and a transparent bottle (under the designation Brut Quartz 1er Cru). The content of the spectacular bottles is in some cases Cattier's standard champagne, and in other cases a limited special cuvée. Cattier began a collaboration with Sovereign Brands to market the brand, and a separate website for the newly named Armand de Brignac was established.