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Champagne Benoit Marguet Shaman 17 Rosé Grand Cru Brut Naturetext
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Champagne Benoit Marguet Shaman 17 Rosé Grand Cru Brut Nature NV

Champagne, FranceBenoit Marguet took over his family's vineyards in 2009, converting the 10 hectares in Ambonnay to Demeter certified biodynamics (2 hectares of which are sold to Krug). The natural wines are native fermented, with no added sulphites, and vinified by plot in wooden vats, with extended elevage in small older barrels. The 17 in the name refers to the base year 2017, to which 15% of reserve wines were added. This rosé blends 59% chardonnay, 41% pinot noir from older Grand Cru Ambonnay vineyards. It was finished with zero dosage. Red currant, raspberry, cherry brioche fill a full, doughy base, threaded with an oxidative note, and tightened with a bitter red currant grip. A powerful, distinct style, and one I wish to see with a little sulphur in future, to preserve the purity and freshness of the fruit.Tasted: 03 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 80.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Benoit MarguetDistributors: Cru & Terroir
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir