Champagne Leclerc Briant Brut Rose
Brut Ros is racy and high-toned, due to its high percentage of Chardonnay (95%). 5% Pinot Noir provides a pale melon color. Natural malolactic fermentation. Aged in stainless steel tanks with a small percentage of Pinot Noir in oak barrels. Aged over 2 years on the lees in bottle (sur lattes). Dosage is kept below 3 grams per liter and the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. COMMENTARY: The Champagne Leclerc Briant Ros Extra Brut is fresh, bright, and alluring. TASTING NOTES; This wine shines with effusive aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, chalk, and mineral notes. Pair it with fresh salmon handrolls. (Tasted: December 8, 2021, San Francisco, CA) A fruit-for-ward sweetness infuses this wine with scents of golden peach and passion fruit, though the wine remains tight, with a grapefruit and mineral acidity. It’s big enough to take on a tuna steak. A delicate ros Champagne, displaying a fresh and tangy range of white cherry, star fruit and pink grapefruit zest layered with a subtle chalky underpinning. Lively.