Marie Courtin Champagne Allegeance Rose Extra Brut

Marie Courtin

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2012
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Biodynamic: Practicing
Vineyard: 15-20 yr old vines, massale selection on special low-vigor rootstock; single-vyd located in Polisot
Orientation: southern exposure
Soil: clay-limestone soils
Viticulture: Biodynamically farmed, Dominique develops all of her own tea prep and has an impressive manure program. Soils are worked.
Vinification: 48 hours of maceration, fermented in tank, native yeasts used for both fermentations
Aging: Aged in tank, no SO2; zero dosage Disgorgement: June 2017
Production: Extremely limited
Notes: A macerated Pinot Rosewith 24 months of ageing. Strikes an amazing balance between power and elegance. Penetrating depth. driving energy and luminosity are the calling cards for this limited and extremely special cuvee.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 91
The 2012 Extra Brut Allégeance Rose de Macération is beautifully nuanced in the glass. Scents of dried herb, mint, dried cherry and tobacco give the wine striking aromatic depth. Interestingly, the 2012 is much less giving on the palate, where it remains tightly wound and a touch severe. It will be interesting to see if further time in bottle relaxes the wine a bit further. Disgorged in June 2017 with no dosage.