Laherte Freres Rose de Meunier Extra Brut

Laherte Freres

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Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine 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
Notes: 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
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 94
The NV Rosé de Meunier is an intriguing wine made from a combination of Meunier pressed white, along with 30% of the fruit macerated on the skins and 10% still red wine. A Champagne of phenolic power and breadth, the Rosé de Meunier strikes an appealing stylistic middle ground between the more gracious style of the Ultradition and the heavier expression found in the Rosé de Saignée. A host of cranberry, white pepper, rose petal and blood orange overtones run through this beautifully expressive, vibrant Champagne from Laherte. The current release is a blend of the 2013 and 2012 vintages. Dosage is 2.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: October 2015.