Legras & Haas, Rosé Brut NV

£48.00

Description

Legras & Haas is family-owned winery in Chouilly, in the heart of the Champagne region. Chouilly is a Grand Cru village in Côte des Blancs, just south of Epernay, that is responsible for producing some of the regions finest Chardonnay wines. Founded in 1991 by Brigitte Haas and François Legras, the estate is currently run and managed by their three sons Rémi, Olivier and Jérôme. Each of whom control different aspects of the business. They are the sixth generation of this family to grow grapes in Champagne, owning around 38 hectares here (18 of which are in Chouilly), they also buy grapes from a select few farmers in the region.

This is a classic Champagne house, traditional in nature, with a quest for perfection and an emphasis on soil preservation and terroir expression. They use first pressings only, taking the upmost care and attention in all aspects of the production of these wines. Working as a family has always been central to their approach, assisted by their house Oenologist Sébastien Struzik, all blending decisions are made together as a family.

The Rosé Brut NV is a traditional blend of Pinot Meunier (from Leuvrigny), Pinot Noir (from Les Riceys and Epernay) and Chardonnay (from Chouilly and Vitry). Made according to the classic méthode champenoise. Only the first press is used for making this wine, after which it is fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel. After which it sees 8 months of aging in stainless steel on the lees before secondary fermentation in bottle and a further 36 months élevage on the lees in bottle.

A beautiful sparkling rosé which shows concentration, elegance and freshness. Expressive wild red berry fruits, strawberry and raspberry, classic notes of freshly baked bread. Enjoy as an aperitif or with white meats and light game dishes.

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