Champagne Laherte Freres NV Rose de Meunier Extra Brut, Champagne AOC

Champagne Laherte Freres NV Rose de Meunier Extra Brut, Champagne AOC

Item Number: 9431

UPC: 0-630646142033

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Meunier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Vineyard Notes: The Pinot Meunier grapes are sourced from various vineyards in the Marne Valley as well as Chavot in the Coteaux Sud d'Épernay subregion. The vines age ranges between 25 to 40 years. The multiple parcels have varied exposure. Soils are worked manually.

Vinification: Blend of 30% macerated Pinot Meunier with 60% white wine (immediately pressed Meunier) and 10% still red Meunier. Grapes are picked by hand when fully ripe. Alcoholic fermentation takes place spontaneously in in vats, foudres, and barrels. The wine goes through partial malolactic fermentation. It is aged for 6 months and lightly filtered before bottling. Dosage is light at only 2.5 grams, so the wine can express its true identity.

Tasting Notes: It is simultaneously racy and rich, focused and full, with a long, dry finish. This is an exciting wine by Champagne Laherte Frères, especially for Pinot Meunier lovers.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (12/6/2019)

    One of the many highlights in this range, the NV Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier is powerful, vinous and structured. It is also quite reticent and not at all forthcoming. A bit more time in bottle should do the trick, though. Hints of rose petal, mint, game, dried herbs and licorice add intrigue to a Rosé that is at once powerful and laser-like in its focus. There is plenty of Meunier character, and yet the best is very clearly yet to come. The current release is a blend of equal parts 2016 and 2015 done in a pretty unique style that blends 60% white pressed Meunier, 30% rosé de saignée, 10% still red Meunier, an approach that works beautifully here. Dosage: 2.5 gr/L. Disgorged: October, 2018.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (11/19/2020)

    The NV Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier is dazzling. Rich yet focused, with superb depth, Laherte's Extra Brut Rosé is a magical Champagne in every way. Orange peel, sweet red berry fruit, cranberry, mint and chalk are some of the many aromas and flavors that develop as this breathtaking Champagne shows off its pedigree. This release is a blend of 2017 and 2016 composed of 60% Meunier (white), 30% Meunier (macerated) and 10% Meunier (still red wine). In a word: magical. Dosage is 2.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: March, 2020.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (9/23/2021)

    Disgorged earlier this year, the NV Extra-Brut Rosé de Meunier bursts with aromas of red berries, peonies, licorice and spices. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's layered and vinous, with a ripe core of fruit and brisk girdling acids. As usual, it's a blend of 60% direct pressed Pinot Meunier, 30% macerated Pinot Meunier and 10% red Pinot Meunier.