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Champagne Lacourte Godbillon Premier Cru Rosé
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Champagne Lacourte Godbillon Premier Cru Rosé NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Lacourte-Godbillon is run by husband-and-wife team Richard Desvignes and Géraldine Lacourte, who took over the Écueil estate from Lacourte’s parents in 2006, and began converting it to organics and biodynamics. They are the ninth generation of Champagne growers to run the estate, and they are the third generation to bottle and sell under their own label. Situated in the northwestern part of the Montagne de Reims, this rosé is 25 year old pinot noir vines, and the blend includes 10% aged in oak. Based on the 2013 vintage, this also has 20% reserve wines from 2012, and the blend spent four year on lees before disgorgement and 6 g/l dosage. Pouring a lovely orange pink hue, this streams grapefruit and blood orange throughout, with a savoury iodine allure and a slight griff of texture. Acidity is riveting, carrying the wild strawberry and cherry to a lengthy finish. This achieves savoury finesse, which is not a common combo in rosé champagne.Tasted: 27 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: France 55.00 France Producer: Champagne Lacourte GodbillonDistributors: Recoltant Selections
Grape: Pinot Noir