R Pouillon & Fils Champagne Rose de Maceration Brut 1er Cru NV 750ml

SKU: 210000052654 ISBN: 3760180090044

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Appellation: Vallee de La Marne

Variety: Pinot Noir


This wine is 100% pinot noir from the premier cru Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Fabrice macerates the juice on the skins for up to 12 hours before it is pressed and fermented in enamel and neutral barrique. 80% of the wine continues elevage for 8 months, while 20% is racked to neutral barrique where it ages for 18 months. At 8 months of elevage the current year’s wine is blended with the 18-month aged wine from the previous year to complete the assemblage. Doing so allows Fabrice to balance the tannins which naturally come from saignée rosé with the mellowness which comes from time in neutral barrel.
Pouillons Rosé is made using the maceration process, which means the pressed juice is in skin contact, which releases color and tannins into the juice. 100% Pinot Noir, the blend is 80 17 and 20 16.
Grilled tuna or grilled red meat would go very well with this rosé. Pouillons Rosé is made with the maceration process, meaning the pressed juice has skin contact which result in color and tannins being released into the juice. 100% Pinot Noir, the 80% of the assemblage is from 2017 and 20% from 2016.
After about an hour it starts to mellow, less dried cherry aroma, more tangy blood orange and pink grapefruit.