Vineyard: Sourced from a vineyard located in the communes of Festigny and Le Breuil. Blend of parcels planted in 1976.
Soil: Clay-limestone with traces of chalk. 60 cm of topsoil with layers of Tuffe underneath.
Viticulture: Blend of biodynamics, phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. One person cares for one hectare-extremely high ratio by Champagne standards. All fruit is hand-harvested.
Vinification: Parcels vinified separately in inox and apoxy lined tanks. Bottling dates chosen by lunar calendar, followed by secondary fermentation in bottle. Each terroir is conserved separately before blending.
Aging: 50% 2014, 50% 2013. Fermente din apoxy-lined tanks. Aged 24 months in bottle, 6 grams dosage.
Notes: This 100% Pinot Meunier Rose is fresh and lively with very fine bubbles. Cutrus and hints of caramel dominate the palate of this layered and extremely elegant rose.6 gr/l dosage.
Disgorgement: February 2017
Publication: Wine advocate
Hibiscus and rose petal, fine herbs and sea breeze scent the Mignon NV Brut Rosé Disg. 6/2012, whose firmness and sheer dryness renders it slightly austere. But there are myriad floral, herbal and mineral nuances, along with a mouthwatering salinity to extend the finish. I am sure that this will prove delightfully useful at table over the coming year.
The Brut Rosé Pur Meunier is a rosé done with a blend of mostly Meunier vinified in white, off the skins, with the addition of still red Meunier for color and texture. Bright, red-tone fruit, tobacco and dried flowers give the wine striking aromatic depth to play off and contrast the fruit. The 6 grams of dosage feels just a touch sweet for this wine. Otherwise, the Pur Meunier is very nicely done. The current release is a blend of equal parts 2014 and 2013. Disgorged: February 2017. Dosage is 6 grams per liter.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Christophe Mignon’s Brut Rosé is comprised entirely of pinot meunier, from vines that are closing in on their fortieth birthday. The current release is a fifty-fifty blend of 2010 and 2009 vintage juice and was disgorged in June of 2012. It is a lovely wine, with a bright salmon color and offering up a complex and elegant bouquet of cherries, tangerine, rye bread, lovely soil tones, a bit of smokiness and dried rose petals. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and very refined, with pinpoint bubbles, a lovely core, fine focus and grip and a very long, complex and zesty finish. Fine juice. 2014-2020+.