KMH-5

Champagne Rose, Hebrart

cépage 50% Chardonnay, 41.5% Pinot Noir and 8.5% Pinot Noir vin rouge
assemblage 50% 2012, 41.5% 2010-2009 and 8.5% Pinot Noir vin rouge from 2012
info/source 50% Mareuil-sur-Aÿ 2012 Chardonnay, 41.5% Mareuil-sur-Aÿ Pinot Noir from 2010-2009. 8.5% Mareuil-sur-Aÿ still Pinot Noir from 2011 with one year in barrel
malo Yes
élevage Stainless Steel
sur latte 25 Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
Rose
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

The assemblage is daunting. 50% CH from Mareuil, vintage 2013. 43.5% PN from Mareuil shared between 2012 and 2011. 6.5% Mareuil PN as still wine vinified in wood, vintage 2012. Deg Oct 2015. This is a tic rounder than last year’s; sports the prettiest fragrance, rose hips and (sweet!) rhubarb; the palate is quite round, more vinous, but with the tiniest scratch of phenolics. As always it’s a wine that seamlessly melds sensuality with cerebrality. —Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
91
Date:
2016-06-30
Review:
Hebrart's 2010-dominated NV Brut Rose – half Chardonnay; the rest Pinot, including 8% red wine – offers pungently herb-tinged red currant and crabapple, its tangy persistence allied to saliva-liberating salinity as well as subtly stony and crystalline mineral hints. I am put in mind of an impeccably balanced dry Ruwer Riesling. Look for this to perform admirably – and please, put it to work at table! – over the next couple of years.

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2016-09-14
Review:
Features flavors of graphite, spice, cherry pate de fruit and strawberries and cream, with hints of honey, cherry pit, almond skin and licorice, all layered with powerful acidity and chalky texture, Mouthwatering. Drink now through 2018. -A.N.

Tanzer

Score:
91
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(50% chardonnay, 42% pinot noir and 8% still pinot noir; aged for 25 months on its lees and disgorged in March, 2013): Light, bright pink. Pungent, mineral-driven scents of redcurrant and honeysuckle, along with a hint of gingery spice. Focused and tightly wound, displaying finely etched red berry flavors underscored by chalky minerality. Shows a suave blend of depth and vivacity and finishes with very good clarity and spicy persistence.

Champagne Guide

Score:
**
Date:
2010-11-01
Review:
This is based on 2007, with 30 percent of reserve wine from 2006, and it’s a blend of 46 percent chardonnay and 45 percent pinot noir, with the remaining nine percent being Mareuil pinot noir from 2006, vinified as red wine. The nose is outstanding, its delicately flowery red fruit feeling pungent and expansive without being heavy. On the palate there’s a subtly complex and slightly creamy array of flavors ranging from red cherry and wild strawberry to verveine and preserved ginger, all bound up by brisk, racy acidity that elongates the aromas on the finish. It feels summery and sensuous, showing a wonderful clarity and poise, and it’s difficult to keep yourself from draining the glass. Last tasted: 3/10