Champagne Coessens Rosé de Saignée Champagne is made only in years where the fruit is exceptional. Grapes are crushed by foot, in order to best express their natural character. Only 3000 bottles are released in any given vintage.??
A single vineyard wine and made exclusively from Pinot Noir, this Champagne Rosé has a pleasingly balanced, elegant palate. You will taste raspberries and red cherries, with an impressively fresh and long finish.
"Sourced in the more clayey part of the lieu-dit and macerated for 24 hours, the NV Brut Rosé Largillier is a pure 2014 vintage that opens with a rather reductive redcurrant, floral and earthy bouquet. Round and with licorice flavors, this is a pretty fruity and charming Largillier, but it lacks the purity and mineral tension of the finest white Largilliers in favor of the charming fruity character."
90 points, Wine Advocate (September 2018)
"Crushed roses and wet sous bois, as well as stony elements with nutty, oxidative influence. The palate has a strong array of fleshy, silky, mid-palate fruit and a meaty finish."
90 points, jamessuckling.com (September 2018)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.