Larmandier-Bernier : Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut Premier Cru
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The NV Rosé de Saignée Premier Cru Extra Brut (LR151217) is predominantly based on Pinot Noir and a bit of Pinot Gris, all cultivated in Vertus, which is a former Pinot Noir village anyway. The recent issue of this salmon colored wine is entirely based on the 2015 vintage whose grapes were macerated for two to four hours, fermented in large oak and aged in concrete eggs for ten months before the bottling in late June. The wine shows a very delicate, fresh, precise and vinous bouquet of red fruits along with floral aromas. Perfectly round and fruity but also floral on the palate, with licorice flavors, this is an intense yet pure and elegant rosé with a full body and taste at 12.5% alcohol. The family recommends pairing this wine with raw tuna or salmon. Disgorged in December 2017. Tasted in April 2018.