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Champagne Rosé AC Extra-Brut, Fac-Simile (sold out)
  • 285. Champagne Rosé AC Extra-Brut, Fac-Simile (sold out)

    La Closerie, Jérôme Prévost

    90% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris & Chardonnay (12.5% alc.)

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    Jérôme has made this extremely delicately coloured, fine rosé by the addition of one barrel of pinot meunier red wine aged for 11 months and then gently fused and married with the white wine – the idea of doing a saignée by leaving the juice in contact with the skins for 24 hours just for the sake of colour was anathema to him. It’s an extremely fine example with layers of delicately perfumed spiced red fruits and an incredible textural finesse. Disgorged with a 2g/l dosage. For drinking now to 2020.

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Winemaker
Jérome Prévost
Location
Gueux, 10km west of Reims in the Marne
Size of domaine
2.2 hectares, 2 hectares in a single block Les Beguines, plus 0.20h adjacent parcel (includes a little Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay)
Grape
90% Pinot Meunier, 46 year old vines. 10% Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay 10 yrs old. Massale selection.
Terroir
Light sandy soil with clay/limestone strata. Lots of tiny fossils – mini-sea-shells etc.
Viticulture
Bio-dynamic viticulture. Leaves grass to grow during winter and ploughs during spring and summer up to the harvest in order to restrict yield. Likes to pick when the leaves have started to change colour from green to an autumn colour, when the peduncle connecting the grape bunch to vine’s fruiting shoot is brown and ripe. Only with super-ripe skins can pinot meunier’s delicate aromatic flavour profile be liberated into the juice. Hand-harvest. Yields of 45 to 50 hectos per hectare.
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