Champagne Rose, Lallement
The Lallement Rose Brut is all Pinot Noir from one vintage, despite being labeled N.V. The fruit is from Verzenay, and the wine includes 9% still Pinot Noir vinified and aged by David Pehu.
cépage 100% Pinot Noir
assemblage 100% 2011
info/source 100% Verzeney; 9% of the blend is still red wine from Verzeney, vinified and aged by David Pehu
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All 2012, and all PN, assemblage with 8% still red. A fantastic aroma, a real WOW fragrance.
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Press & Reviews
Lallement’s NV Brut Rose is all Pinot, all Verzenay, and all vintage 2009. It’s also unusual for one of his wines in being gorgeous but not profound or intriguing. High-toned scents of maraschino, geranium and almond extract lead into a frisky, tangy alliance of crabapple and sour cherry on the palate, leading to an invigorating, refreshing, and prolonged finish, though without the animal and mineral nuances that more typically characterize Lallement wines. I would plan to enjoy this one over the coming year.
A rich rosé, featuring toast, dried cranberry and cherry, candied lemon peel, clove and smoke notes that blend seamlessly with firm acidity and the fine-grained texture. A lovely wine. Disgorged April 2011. Drink now through 2020. –AN
(100% pinot noir, all from Verzenay and all from 2009; disgorged in May, 2013): Pale orange. A deeply scented nose displays dried red fruits, anise, rose oil and a touch of toasted nuts. A sappy, smoky midweight that offers spice-accented strawberry and blood orange flavors and a hint of anise. Distinctly wine-like in a Burgundian fashion. Finishes with echoing smokiness, a touch of bitter cherry and strong persistence.
Made entirely of pinot noir, this shows the cool, lively profile of the 2007 vintage, its crisp flavors of cranberry and raspberry backed by hints of aniseed, poppy seed and mint. It’s taut and zesty, finishing with fragrant length, and its balance at 4 g/l of dosage is excellent, giving it a sleekly expressive harmony. Last tasted: 3/10