The pinkie wine partner to the Blanc de Blancs at this tier, hailing from clay dominant soils in Chavot and the Vallée de la Marne, 100% estate owned Pinot Meunier vines. This is a cuvée that they started making in just 2013, and it has been a rocking success in each and every vintage since. In their own words: “With the different vinification, we are able to get a perfect blend between Fruit, Complexity, Structure, and Freshness…”. This is the same base juice as Antonio’s review below, but disgorged two months ago in October ’18. Again, this sounds mouth watering good, and the vinfication style is a unique one in my experience. Psyched for some extra brut rosé fireworks, am I!! Pinkie lovers, this should be on the short list, as I am certain that it will become a “best in class” pinkie value for ever and ever, Amen!!
“One of the many highlights in this range, the NV Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier is powerful, vinous and structured. It is also quite reticent and not at all forthcoming. A bit more time in bottle should do the trick, though. Hints of rose petal, mint, game, dried herbs and licorice add intrigue to a Rosé that is at once powerful and laser-like in its focus. There is plenty of Meunier character, and yet the best is very clearly yet to come. The current release is a blend of equal parts 2016 and 2015 done in a pretty unique style that blends 60% white pressed Meunier, 30% rosé de saignée, 10% still red Meunier, an approach that works beautifully here. The Rosé de Meunier is basically the same wine as the Ultradition Rosé, but with lower dosage. Dosage: 2.5 gr/L. Disgorged: October, 2018.” 94 Antonio Galloni