Rosé Grand Cru NV

Rosé Grand Cru NV

Nicolas Maillart
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Type: Sparkling

Vintage: NV

Grape variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Country: France

Appellation: Champagne

Majority Pinot Noir with a hint of Chardonnay. Maceration on skins for 52 hours Slow, gentle pressing using gravity-flow techniques. Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and a period in the barrel for a certain volume of reserve wines. Average two-year maturing period in the bottle. Disgorged by hand and laid down for at least three months before sale. Dosage: 4 g/litre. Salmon-pink with ripe fruits and a hint of forest floor.

On previous releases:

"Refined and creamy, with focused notes of crushed white cherry, pastry cream, fleur de sel and orchard blossom. Mouthwatering acidity and accents of grated ginger and lemon zest hold sway on the finish. Elegant."
92 pts, Wine Spectator (AN), 11/2015

"The Nicolas Maillart non-vintage Brut Rosé is composed of a fifty-fifty blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, with eight percent of the pinot being still red wine. It is from the base year of 2014 and was finished with a dosage of seven grams per liter, after its disgorgement in November of 2017. The bouquet is bright and zesty, wafting from the glass in a mix of cherries, tangerine, chalky soil tones, dried rose petals, sourdough bread and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still briskly youthful, with a good core of fruit, fine backend mineral drive, elegant mousse and a long, still fairly primary finish. This could do with a couple of years in the cellar to more fully unwind structurally. It is quite tasty."
90+ pts, John Gilman, 9/2019