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Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne
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Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne 2013

Champagne, FranceThe 63% Pinot Noir comes from the steep clays of Cumieres, providing an alluring, spicy expression to fruit. The remainder is Chardonnay from north facing, chalky slopes of Chouilly. This Rosé is made differently than most in Champagne, using neither blending or saignée, but rather infusion. The Pinot Noir grapes macerate overnight in cool storage, then are destemmed and into tank for 7-10 days without fermentation or crushing. When starting to bubble, around 10-12C, the juice is racked, the Chardonnay added, and fermentation begins as a white wine, with no skins. From 35 parcels and the cool climate 2013, this is juicy and bright with raspberry, cherry, red apple and laced with grapefruit acidity. You feel a little toast on the finish (never more than 15% oak fermentation on the Chardonnay), along with a lovely floral spiciness on the finish.Tasted: 15 December 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 96.99 BCLS QC 102.95 SAQ ON 104.95 LCBO Producer: Champagne Louis RoedererDistributors: Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 403170UPC: 3114080034057