Jean Laurent Brut Rose NV (Champagne, France) - [WS 92] [AG 91]

Jean Laurent Brut Rose NV
(Champagne, France) - [WS 92] [AG 91]


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Notes from the winemaker:

Gold. Light. Eternal. Ephemeral. These describe the wines of Jean Laurent. Jean's family has been growing wine in the village of Celles-sur-Ource for more than 1,000 years. The estate is situated in the Aube, an outlying Champagne district south of Marne that shares the same chalky soils as the heart of Champagne and Chablis.

Tasting Notes:
An assertive rose, with a pale red color and fine bead.Spicy cherry, dark fruit and leather aromas on the nose, with a firm texture on the palate.

Serve With: Excellent with game or rich meats such as duck, it can stand up to richly sauced dishes.

Vineyards:

39 acres total; 30 Pinot Noir, 9 Chardonnay, no Pinot Meunier. Vines average 20 years in age, with the oldest parcel 50+ years old.
As a RM ("Recoltant Manipulant" - the French term for Grower's Champagne), Jean makes Champagnes exclusively from his own vineyards. Many consumers have begun to favor Grower's Champagne over the Grande Marques labels, which often offer high quality and a true house style, but little in the way of the expression of terroir, as the basic bruts are often blended from a wide range of Champagne districts. Jean Laurent is a prime example of how deeply traditional winemaking, estate-grown fruit, small batch vinification, and a fanatical devotion to quality can result in distinctive Champagnes of individuality and character.

Composition:
100% Pinot Noir.

Viticulture: Yields of 5 tons/acre.

Vinification:
Produced from 100% Pinot Noir from 3 vintages, aged a minimum of 3 years on the yeast, and blended with a touch of still (Pinot Noir) red wine.

Ratings & Reviews


92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Graphite and spice notes lace flavors of whole-grain toast and ripe black currant in this vibrant and expressive rose. Creamy in texture and well-meshed, with a bright, spiced finish. Disgorged January 2017. Drink now through 2021. 900 cases made. " AN (2017)

91 Points - Antonio Galloni:
" Bright orange. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the fragrant nose, with suave Asian spice accents and building minerality. Round, silky and concentrated, offering energetic red fruit flavors joined by a leesy quality on the back half. Rich but lithe and focused, finishing with strong thrust and lingering smokiness." - Josh Raynolds (Jan 2015)