Leclerc Briant Rosé Brut

Leclerc Briant Rosé Brut

Wine Description

Leclerc Briant was an early adopter of organic practices beginning in the 1960’s and pioneered the concept of single-vineyard Champagne beginning in the 1970’s. Fifth generation vigneron, Pascal Leclerc began following biodynamic principles in 1988, with production Demeter certified since 2003. Today, enologist Hervé Jestin continues the legacy of this visionary house.

24.7 acres of vineyard are spread between the Premier Cru villages of Cumières, Hautvillers, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Bisseuil in the Vallée de la Marne, Villers-Allerand and Rilly la Montagne in Montagne de Reims and in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil Sur Oger in the Côte des Blancs. Leclerc Briant also holds long term contracts with another 19.7 acres of organically farmed vineyards.

Brut Rosé is produced from 95% Chardonnay from Chouilly and Montgueux with 5% Pinot Noir from Les Riceys in the Aube. Malolactic fermentation is allowed to happen naturally and sulfite levels are kept between 20 and 30 milligrams per liter. The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks, with a small percentage of Pinot Noir in oak barrels, followed by more than 2 years on the lees in the bottle (sur lattes). Dosage is kept below 3 grams per liter and the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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“This is chardonnay blended with five percent pinot noir that’s fermented as red wine and aged in barrels. It’s pale pink, completely savory, with scents of pink peppercorns and green notes of strawberry tops. That tart, spicy strawberry flavor and high acidity places the wine with food, whether grilled salmon or a salad of duck confit.”
— Wine & Spirits, Dec 2019
"The NV Leclerc Briant ‘Brut Rose’ Champagne comes out of the bottle revealing a deep salmon hue. Very fine bubbles greet you in this 4.5G/L dosage Rose, with 2017 as its base vintage. Kumquat peel, sour red raspberry and pomegranate seed flavors that mingle with saline drenched pear on the palate. Enjoy this fresh and invigorating style of Rose over the next seven plus years.”
— Owen Bargreen, Feb 2022
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Vineyard & Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
264-396 feet
3.9-4.8 tons
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Winemaking & Aging
Prefermentation Technique:
Static Settling
Time on its skins:
12-36 hours
Varietal composition:
95% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-45 days
Fermentation temperature:
61-79 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Barrels and Stainless steel tanks
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Age of Aging Container:
2-7 years
Length of bottle aging:
24-36 months
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Analytical Data
pH level:
4.46 g/L
12 %
Dry extract:
21.6 g/L
Total SO2
Residual sugar:
3.75 g/L