After reading @yuri _s1029 comments about the 2012 Brut Natures from @louisroederer _ , I was inspired to post my own. The Rosé is quite extraordinary and something I enjoyed immensely for the first time just recently. In Australia, there is a very small allocation, so I consider myself fortunate to secure a few bottles!
Here are my notes, taken from Issue No. 3 of @vineandbubble ... If the pale salmon hue doesn’t lure you in, then perhaps the tiny bead or fine mousse will. Or maybe it will be the fresh mineral and peppery nose with fuzzy peach, juicy quince and even a glimpse of red berries.
But then again, it might be the palate, that makes you feel alive with mineral tension and spritely grapefruit acidity.
If it’s none of these things, then it will definitely be its unmasked purity; a window into the soul of its terroir, a place where chalk meets clay on the banks of the Marne River in a warm and generous year. It introduces some juiciness, adding flesh to its mineral bones and length to the palate. But, of course, it’s all of these things that makes Louis Roederer’s very first Brut Nature Rosé so wonderfully alluring.
In case you’re wondering, it is a biodynamically farmed field blend comprising 55% pinot noir, 25% meunier and 20% chardonnay taken from Cumières. 15% vinified in oak. A small portion of pinot noir is harvested separately and undergoes cold infusion, without fermentation, before being incorporated into the Brut Nature Blanc juices. No malolactic fermentation. Zero dosage. 🍾🥂
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