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Champagne Laherte Freres, Rose de Meunier Extra Brut NV
Pinot Meunier 100%
Thierry, Christian & Aurelien Laherte
This is the newest cuvee made from old vines planted in limestone clay soil, and has been made from 60% 2015 and 40% 2014, with 60% white wine, 30% rose de maceration and 10% red wine all from Meunier grapes. It was disgorged in July 2017 with a 2.5g/l dosage. It is a beautiful rose with incredibly attractive delicate red fruits, a touch of pepper and a saline freshness on the finish.
Crafted using 100% Pinot Meunier from biodynamic plots of old vines in Vallee de la Marne and Chavot, Laherte Freres Rose de Meunier Extra Brut is vinified and aged for six months in oak using 30% macerated wine, 60% white wine pressed quickly and 10% red wine for colour. After the second fermentation in the bottle, it’s left to rest on the lees for around 24 months before being disgorged by hand. It receives a low dosage, so will appeal to those who like it dry, racy and thirst quenching.
The Laherte family has a long history in the region. Set up in 1889 by Jean-Baptiste Laherte, the estate now covers over 11 hectares - most of them organically or biodynamically farmed.
Since 2005, Aurélien Laherte - the 7th generation, has been giving a new dimension to the estate, while following in the footsteps of his father Thierry and his uncle Christian, the Laherte brothers.
Part of a dynamic, young generation of vignerons making waves in Champagne and producing a fine array of terroir-driven wines using a natural approach to viticulture, the estate has become one of the most progressive and dynamic "rising stars" in the appellation.
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