Laherte Frères Rosé de Meunier Extra Brut Champagne NV

Tasting Note
This remarkably expressive rosé Champagne is loaded with flavors of tart cranberry, white pepper, and chalky citrus. Produced from 100% Pinot Meunier. 

Why We Love This Rosé
We’ll never say no to a glass of delicious Champagne, especially if it boasts a pink hue. However, we hold our Champagne to the same standards that we do every other wine, meaning that it must be produced sustainably, reflect its place of origin, and taste delicious. In a region that’s known for big-brand names and traditional farming, this small grower-producer farms organically/biodynamically and is putting out some of the best-tasting bubbles we’ve ever had. 

Region/Appellation - Côteaux Sud d'Epernay (Champagne)
The Côteaux Sud d'Epernay is located between the Côtes des blancs and the Vallée de la Marne. Here, smatterings of soil types from each neighboring area can be found harmoniously woven together across the region’s small yet fierce vineyard sites. The Laherte family farms 75 separate parcels scattered across 10.5 hectares, most of which lie within this region. Due to the region’s soil diversity, all three of Champagne’s main grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier) thrive here. 

About the Winemaker
Aurélien helped co-found Terres et Vins, a small group of young Champagne-based winemakers who support organic farming and minimalist mentalites in the cellar. Since taking over his family’s estate in 2005, Aurélien has converted his family’s parcels to organic and biodynamic practices, as well as introduced a new range of single-vineyard cuvées that highlight some of the family’s most unique plots. Aurélien’s commitment to honest farming has brought a new dynamism to the estate and we absolutely can’t wait to see what he does next. 

Serving Situation
The fruit-forward flavors and vibrant acidity found in this lively bottle of rosé Champagne make it extremely versatile on the table. Although this bottle could be enjoyed throughout an entire meal (think pre-dinner aperitif all the way through dessert), we particularly love sipping it alongside charcuterie boards, citrus-driven salads, and a variety of fried appetizers.