Champagne Lallier Grand Rose, Grand Cru Brut with gift box
How is it Made?
Champagne Lallier Grand Rosé is made exclusively from Grand Cru parcels (from Aÿ, Verzenay, Oger and Cramant) selected for their low yield at harvest. Rather than separately vinifying and then blending Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, winemaker Francis Tribaut prefers the ‘millefeuille’ technique. By alternately layering Chardonnay and Pinot Noir during a temperature-controlled maceration Francis is able to extract colour without tannin. The juice of then larger berried Chardonnay is coloured a delicate shade of rosé, and the tannins from the smaller berried Pinot Noir are tempered. The wine is aged on lees for at least 3 years; disgorged 4 months before shipping with a dosage of reserve wine aged in oak. The result is an elegant Pinot Noir dominated rosé Champagne that is ideal as an apéritif.
A pretty pale pink champagne of exhilarating freshness, elegance and red subtlety, made from principally Pinot Noir and one fifth Chardonnay grapes. Matured in bottle on its lees for at least 36 months, it captures clean fresh red fruit on the nose, followed by lively fresh fruit flavours of wild strawberry and raspberry on the palate with an appealing softness. Elegant and very sippable – the perfect Champagne combination.
What Does it Go With?
Designed to be enjoyed as an apéritif, Lallier’s Grand Rosé can be paired with shellfish, salads or simple fish dishes as well as fruit-based desserts. But best shared with your special one…