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HEUCQ PERE & FILS  Brut Rosé

Tasting Notes

Aromas of red fruits, spices, with floral notes. Fresh, smooth attack, lively effervescence with a mineral finish and beautiful purity.

Meunier         /muh-NYAY/

Meunier takes its name from the bottom of its leaves which are white as if coated with flour (meunier is French for 'Miller'). Best known as one of the three main varieties used in the production of Champagne (the other two are the black variety Pinot noir and the white Chardonnay). Until recently, producers in Champagne generally did not acknowledge Pinot Meunier, preferring to emphasise the use of the other noble varieties, but now Pinot Meunier is gaining recognition for the body and richness it contributes to Champagne. Pinot Meunier is approximately one-third of all the grapes planted in Champagne.

CSPC + 796403
Vintage:  NV
Case:  12x750ml
Region:  Champagne, France
Varietal:   100% Meunier
Alcohol: 12%

ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC

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Champagne, France

Winery Story

Fourth generation of vignerons growing primarily native Pinot Meunier in the Valle de la Marne. Biodynamic. Limited production. 

Region & Vineyard Notes

The vineyards are in the village of Cuisles, in the heart of Vallée de la Marne.  Their unique green clay Illite soils are rich in nutrients and needs less water than the typical chalky clay of the region. Thanks to this unusual combination of soil and micro-climate, Meunier wines from Cuisles can truly be said to be ‘champagnes de terroir’. They have a mineral quality that is rare in other Meunier wines and, contrary to what is sometimes said about Meunier, they have good aging potential.

Technical Notes

Appellation: Vallé de la Marne
Soil: Illite green clay, sand
Vine age: 50 years
Dosage: 7 g/L
Aging: 3 year on lees
Malolactic fermentation: yes
Annual production: 295 cases