Champagne Valentin Leflaive Brut Rosé

Story

Location
Altitude : 170m
Terroir
Soil type : Chalk
Region : 90% Bouzy Grand Cru - 10% Ambonnay Grand Cru
Montagne de Reims
In the vineyard
Viticulture : Sustainable
Harvest 100% manual
Vinification
Pressing time : 4 hours
100% whole bunches
Fining : no
Ageing
In stainless-steel vats with 30% reserve wine matured in used Burgundy barrels
New barrels : None
Matured : 7 months including 2 months to allow the wines to marry.
Aging on lath : 20 months minimum
Date of disgorging : 15/05/2018
Dosage : 7 gr/litre
Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%
Specifications
Age of vines: 45 ans ans
Alcohol content: 12,5%vol % vol.

Advice

Serving
Drinking window : Now until 2020
Temperature : serve at 8-11°C
Tasting notes
As 100% Pinot Noir, this rose have a “berry” fruitiness : strawberries, raspberries, a light blackcurrant and currant taste with in aftertaste a beautifull hint of ginger.
A light sweetenning, witch give a long final.
A natural freshness on the nose and the mounth of a young Champagne with a great futur for 3 to 4 years.
Food pairings
Excellent at any time of the day, or night

Reviews

93pts
"A joint venture between Champagne de Sousa and Burgundy’s Olivier Leflaive, this rosé is deliciously bright with red fruit. It has a weighty,
vinous character with just an edge of tannin to give it extra richness. Hints of toastiness and fine acidity cut through its fruit core. Drink now.
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