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Champagne Leclerc Briant Rosé Bruttext
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Champagne Leclerc Briant Rosé Brut NV

Champagne, FranceThis biodynamic Rosé Brut is labeled NV, but this bottle is from the 2017 harvest, and is a blend of 95% chardonnay (from Chouilly and Montgueux), 5% pinot noir (from Les Riceys), native fermented in stainless, with a small amount of the pinot noir fermenting in wood. The cepage rests for two years on lees before being disgorged with 4.5g/l (this bottle in December 2019). Pouring a deep peach hue, this streams along the palate with raspberry, strawberry, red currants, tangerine pith over a deep chalky base, trailing with a lingering salinity and broken stones. Lovely balance and drinkability here, able to solo sip and partner with a wide variety of foods (tuna tataki a current fave pairing).Tasted: 19 July 2021Tasted by: Prices: ON 85.30 LCBO Producer: Champagne Leclerc BriantDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirCSPC: 345107