Located on the Côte des Blancs terroir, the Larmandier-Bernier Champagne House has been cultivating vines for over 8 generations. Since 1988, Pierre Larmandier has been at the head of the 16-hectare family estate with the ambition of producing exceptional vintages that authentically express the purity of the Champagne terroirs.
The vines are 33 years old on average and have been cultivated for more than 20 years using biodynamic practices and with the utmost respect for the terroir. No chemical products, ploughing, indigenous yeasts, long ageing on lees in barrels and tuns, these are the determining choices that give Larmandier-Bernier wines a rare and unique minerality and expression of the terroir.
Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut Premier Cru by Larmandier-Bernier is made from old vines harvested in 2009.
While many rosé champagnes in the appellation are made by blending white wine with a smaller quantity of red wine from the Champagne region, Larmandier-Bernier's Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut Premier Cru is obtained by macerating Pinot Noir grapes that were harvested at full maturity.
Vinification and ageing
Sorted and partially destemmed, the grapes are macerated for 2 to 3 days. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts is carried out in vats. Malolactic fermentation is followed by ageing on lees for approximately one year. After at least two years of bottle ageing in the estate's cellars, the wine is disgorged six months before being released. The dosage for this cuvée is 3 g/litre.
Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut Premier Cru is made exclusively from Pinot Noir.
An authentic expression of the terroir, this Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut Premier Cru seduces with its intense notes of macerated red fruits and its tannic structure.
Food and wine pairing
Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut Premier Cru goes perfectly with wild smoked salmon.