J. Lassalle Premier Cru Brut Rosé Champagne
Winemaker Notes: Delicate, effervescent pale pink color. On the first nose licorice flavors appear which characterize Pinot Noir with a good maturity. Then red fruit fragrances of strawberry and cherry appear in a subtly sweet and sensual way. On the palate a very fine taste of mineral (saline) is expressed. A balance occurs between the slight astringency and the crystallinity linked to the composition of the wine. The roundness gives it a nice personality.
Wine & Spirits - "This is made in the traditional oeil de perdrix style, prevalent in Champagne before Dom Pérignon and his contemporaries began sorting out the press fractions. The blend includes 85 percent pinot noir, almost all of it direct pressed, producing a wine with the kind of pale pink color that’s hard to resist. There’s a whisper of tangy, forest-fresh wild strawberries in a brisk, cool springtime scent. The texture is delicate, with creaminess that’s light and ethereal."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The NV Brut Rose Premier Cru stands out for its vibrant, direct personality. Deceptively pale in color, the NV Brut Rose Premier Cru presents a tense, vibrant expression of fruit that is highly appealing. Sweet floral notes develop later, but ultimately this is a wine build on acidity and minerality. Lassalle’s Rose is striking in its beauty and purity."
Wine Spectator - "Aromatic, with ripe raspberry, peach skin and honeysuckle notes, this fresh, aperitif-style rosé is underscored by a tang of salinity that shows on the minerally finish."
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|Grape Varietals||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Imported By||Kermit Lynch|