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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Rosé Extra Brut
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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Rosé Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Lelarge-Pugeot is an eighth generation winery in the 1er cru village of Vrigny, where the family has been growing since 1799, and producing since 1930. They moved to organics in 1985, and became certified biodynamic in 2017. They own 8.7 ha of vineyards, which are carved into 42 distinct parcels, all on calcareous clay loam and sand. This pinot noir rosé is from 30 year old vines, fermented and rested for six months in tank and blended with 7 percent Coteaux Champensois 2011 before being bottled in April 2012 prior to three years en tirage. This was disgorged in July 2016. The medium pink hued fizz is imbued with strawberry, wild cherry, raspberry brioche and red / pink florals that dart around the mouth buoyed by brisk acidity. There's a gentle padding on the palate, the result of three years on the lees. An offset dosage less than 5 g/l is necessary to balance out the high acidity. As with all of the Lelarge Pugeot wines, there is a riff of meringue that lingers on the finish. Impressive.Tasted: 06 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 75.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Lelarge PugeotDistributors: Richard Massey Wine & Spirits
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 135991