Lahertes Brothers, Rosé de Meunier - NV Champagne, France
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Region : Champagne, Cote des blancs
Varietal: 100% Pinot-Meunier
Estate: The Laherte estate was founded in 1889 by Jean-Baptiste Laherte. At this time, most of the vines were situated in a village known as Chavost.
The fifth generation, that of Michel Laherte, expanded the family estate which was then covering about 5 hectares. He got married to Cécile Tissier. Born into an 8-child-family, Cécile quickly got used to working in the vineyard and managed to combine her work as a dynamic vinegrower with the education of her two children, Christian and Thierry.
Today, the 11-hectare-vineyard is run by the two Laherte brothers, as well as Thierry’s son, Aurélien.
Since 2004, the seventh generation has been giving a new dimension to the estate. Indeed, following in his father’s footsteps, Aurélien understood that the estate’s true philosophy lies in taking time to do things well and being satisfied with naturally ripe and healthy grapes.
Today, all the family members are working hand in hand to preserve this precious Terroir passed on by their forefathers and try to create wines that are just like them - pure, sincere and authentic.
- 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
- 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
An obsessive complexity inviting you to come back at it. Fresh, lively with a very fine bubble. Interesting and original champagne. Very festive and unique Champagne.