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Champagne Nicolas Maillart Brut Rosé Grand Cru
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Champagne Nicolas Maillart Brut Rosé Grand Cru NV

Champagne, FranceFrom Bouzy, this is a 60/40 pinot noir/chardonnay blend, with 7% still wine (fermented in oak barrels from Chateau Margaux) and vines upwards of 30 years. The base wine spent 52 hours maceration on skins for that gentle blush hue and was fermented in a 50/50 blend of steel and oak. This was based on the 2015 vintage and dosed with 6 g/L when disgorged in December 2018. The skin contact doesn't just give the lovely blush hue. It provides some additional texture, threaded through wild strawberry, cherry, raspberry, studded with rock salts over a chalky underlay. Quite elegant and interesting.Tasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 79.99 select private retailers Producer: Champagne Nicolas MaillartDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 418731UPC: 3760015830098