Champagne Laherte Frères NV (2010) Rose de Saignee Extra Brut, Les Beaudiers, Champagne AOC

Champagne Laherte Frères NV (2010) Rose de Saignee Extra Brut, Les Beaudiers, Champagne AOC

Item Number: 8189

UPC: 0-630646142095

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Cote des Blancs
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Vineyard Designation: Les Beaudiers
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Meunier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay and silt with little stones and a chalk subsoil

This Rosé de Saignée is produced with the Pinot Meunier grape variety from Les Beaudiers parcel in Chavot. The plots are carefully worked by hand. The vines were planted in 1953, 1958 and 1965.

Vinification: Grapes are destemmed and macerate for 12 to 16 hours depending on the year. Alcoholic fermentation occurs with natural yeast in barrels with a minimum age of 4 years. No malolactic fermentation occurs. Dosage is less than 5g/l.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (12/1/2011)

    (made from Pinot Meunier vines planted between 1953 and 1965; there is some Rogue Fromenteau, Pinot Noir andCchardonnay scattered about the plot): Light, bright pink. Intense, musky redcurrant and blood orange aromas are underscored by chalky minerality. Bright citrus peel, red berry, bitter cherry, licorice and succulent herb flavors offer very good flavor intensity without any fat. The cherry note repeats on the finish, which shows an exotic medicinal quality and excellent persistence. This singular Champagne drinks like an energetic red wine from the Loire.