Laherte Freres Rose de Meunier Extra Brut

Laherte Freres

Wine label
Vintage:NV
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:France
Region:Champagne
Appellation:Champagne
Type:Sparkling
Varietals:Pinot Meunier
Organic:Practicing
Biodynamic:Practicing
Vineyard:Sourced from vineyards with an average age of 25 years and more than 40 years for the parcels that are selected for the elaboration of the red wine
Orientation:Multiple parcels, varied exposure.
Viticulture:Farmed in a sustainable manner and influenced by ecological methods. Soils are worked manually.
Vinification:Blend of 30% macerated Meunier, 60% white wine (immediately pressed Meunier) and 10% still red Meunier. Grapes are picked up by hand when fully ripen. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in in vats, foudres and barrels. Malolactic fermentation is partly made.
Aging:Ageing for 6 months and light filtration before bottling during the spring time. 2.5 grs dosage
Tasting:This 50% 2012, 50% 2013 Rose de Meunier is a blend of 30% macerated Meunier, 60% white wine (immediately pressed Meunier) and 10% still red Meunier. It is simultaneously racy and rich, focused and full, with a long, dry finish. An exciting new wine especially for Meunier lovers.
 

Ratings

Antonio Galloni: 92
Tense and crystalline in the glass, the NV Rosé de Meunier is another wine in this range that is bursting at the seams with personality. This release is equal parts 2014 and 2013 vintages and is a blend of mostly Meunier vinified white, with 30% macerated juice and 10% still red wine. The low dosage of 2.5 grams per liter lends a perceptible feeling of austerity. At times, a slightly vegetal (but not unpleasant) element comes through. I would prefer to drink this over the next few years. There will be plenty to admire over that time. Disgorged: April 2017. Dosage is 2 grams per liter.