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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Rosé Extra Bruttext

Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Rosé Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Lelarge Pugeot is an 8th generation winery in the 1er cru village of Vrigny, in the northern Val de Reims, 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 carved into 42 distinct parcels, all on calcareous clay loam and sand. This pinot noir rosé is from 30+ year old vines harvested in 2013, and fermented and rested for six months in a tank, blended with 7% Coteaux Champenois Rouge before being bottled in April 2014. This spent 7 years en tirage before being disgorged in June 2021 with 2 g/L. Pouring a glowing spring salmon hue (though troublesomely packaged in clear glass #lightstrike), this has some dampened cherry, subtle raspberry blossom, and crunchy red apple on a gently expansive palate, lined with oxidation, and bright with acidity through a damp chalk / meringue end. A bit unresolved at present, though makes for a beauty salmon partner now.Tasted: 23 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$75.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne Lelarge PugeotDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 135991