Champagne Laherte Freres NV Rose de Meunier Extra Brut, Champagne AOC
Item Number: 9431
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
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.