Laherte Freres Rose de Meunier Extra Brut

Country: 
France
Region: 
Champagne
Item code: 
FLH016
Vintage: 
NV
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Champagne
Wine type: 
Sparkling
Organic: 
Practicing
Biodynamic: 
Practicing
Laherte Freres
Varietals: 
Pinot Meunier
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
Multiple parcels, varied exposure.
Farmed in a sustainable manner and influenced by ecological methods. Soils are worked manually.
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.
Ageing for 6 months and light filtration before bottling during the spring time. 2.5 grs dosage
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.
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The crazy pink colored NV Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier is based on fully ripe Pinot Meunier grown on calcareous clay soils rich in silex. Sixty percent was fermented as Blanc de Noirs, 30% as rosé de macération and 10% as red wine, all in barriques and foudres. The bouquet shows an intensely aromatic, clear, fresh and spicy bouquet of redcurrant, raspberries and cherries. Mouthfilling and fruity but vibrantly fresh on the dry and well-structured palate, this is a pure, persistent, pretty vinous and elegant rosé with a long, aromatic finish and persistent expression. Still young and with nice red wine features, this is a firm rosé but also a great drinking pleasure already. Tasted in August 2018 from Lot L. 16 that was disgorged in April 2017.
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.
Field Publication Computed: 
Wine advocateVinous
Field Rating Computed: 
90\nThe crazy pink colored NV Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier is based on fully ripe Pinot Meunier grown on calcareous clay soils rich in silex. Sixty percent was fermented as Blanc de Noirs, 30% as rosé de macération and 10% as red wine, all in barriques and foudres. The bouquet shows an intensely aromatic, clear, fresh and spicy bouquet of redcurrant, raspberries and cherries. Mouthfilling and fruity but vibrantly fresh on the dry and well-structured palate, this is a pure, persistent, pretty vinous and elegant rosé with a long, aromatic finish and persistent expression. Still young and with nice red wine features, this is a firm rosé but also a great drinking pleasure already. Tasted in August 2018 from Lot L. 16 that was disgorged in April 2017.\n92\nTense 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.\n