Crémant d'Alsace Rosé
The vine :
Sheltered by the highest peaks of the Vosges mountains, this terroir receives an exceptional amount of sunshine. The mainly calcareous subsoil ensures good drainage. The exposure of the hillsides goes from east to south-west.
- Area of production : Rouffach region
- Soil : Clay and limestone
- Average age of vines : 20 years
The winemaking :
This crémant is made with pinot noir. Only perfectly sound grapes are harvested, to reach the most finesse and liveliness in the crémant. They are exclusively coming from the clay- and limestone made soil of the Rouffach's area. The grapes are pressed whole after a quick maceration that gives the color to the Crémant d'Alsace rosé. The juice starts then its first fermentation in casks. The wine stays on fine lees. Fatness is coming from regular "bâtonnages".
During the second fermentation, the wine wins elegance and fullness in bottle. The contact with the lees and the riddling give richness which makes a good balance to the freshness. The lees are taken out by disgorging and replaced by the dosage. The wines gains its harmony during the few months of rest after the disgorging.
Dosage : brut (between 8 and 10 g/L)
Tasting notes :
This crémant has got a nice pink color. There is a persistent string of fine bubbles aroung the glass. Its open nose gives off scents of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry). On the palate it is rounded but strong. Some tanins from the pinot noir make a nice virility impression. At last, the finish is fine, fresh and strong.
To be served as an aperitif or with a meal.
15,50/20 - Crémants de France - Janvier 2020