Champagne Drappier Rosé de Saignée Brut, Urville, France

“We are one of the rare Houses producing Rosé by the saignée method. Several days of maceration give this cuvée an intense color marked by the Pinot Noir. On the nose there are hints of red fruits and violet with a lightly spiced note. Receiving only a light dosage, on the palate it is remarkably expressive and extremely fresh, with a subtle trace of liquorice in the finish.” This Rosé embodies eight generations of Drappier family heritage caring for our historic grape variety, Pinot Noir. The Champagne offers vibrant pink nuances and the aromatic fruity profile following a gentle maceration. 100% Pinot Noir. Juarassic Kimmeridgian limestone. A sustainable and organic ethos Saignée Rosé. 2 days of maceration. Mechanical low-pressure presses. Only first press. Use of gravity. Natural settling. Malolactic fermentation. No filtering. 5% of the wines are aged in foudre. Very low sulphites. 30 months on the lees. Dosage: 6 g/l. Tasting notes: Very well structured, with exemplary purity of red fruits. A striking Champagne on the nose offering similar sensations on the palate. Generous and satiny, lightly spiced with balanced hints of stoned fruits thanks to a lovely freshness in the finish.