Aurélien Laherte is part of a dynamic, young generation of vignerons making waves in Champagne producing a fine array of terroir-driven Champagnes using a natural approach to viticulture and winemaking. Unique bubbly Pinot Meunier (60% vinified as a white wine / direct press, 10% vinified as a red, 30% brief maceration / rose) from this sought-after Champagne producer.
vintage breakdown is 50% 2018, 50% 2019
Expressive, tart cranberry, peonies, toasty spice. Medium to fuller bodied, layered, lingering dry finish, simultaneously racy and rich.
varietal: 100% Pinot Meunier
region: Champagne, France
style: sparkling rose, champagne method
farming/cellar: certified organic/ practicing biodynamic, 25-40 year old vines, hand harvested, fermented in vat/foudres/barrels, malo partially completed, aged on lees minimum of 2 years
pairing: salmon sashimi