A rosé with a strong identity which brings the best out of Laherte Freres' old Pinot Meunier vines, while offering density and deepness.
93pts Vinous "The NV Extra Brut Rose de Meunier is very similar to the Ultradition version (the blend of vintages changes slightly) but bottled with 2.5 grams per liter of dosage. The lower dosage seems to bring out an extra kick of savory intensity to play off the dried rose petal, cinnamon, orange peel and crushed red berry fruit. This release is a blend of equal parts 2018 and 2017, done as a blend of lots that are pressed as white (Blanc de Noirs), saignee and still red wine. I loved it."
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Disgorged earlier this year, the NV Extra-Brut Rose de Meunier bursts with aromas of red berries, peonies, licorice and spices. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's layered and vinous, with a ripe core of fruit and brisk girdling acids. As usual, it's a blend of 60% direct pressed Pinot Meunier, 30% macerated Pinot Meunier and 10% red Pinot Meunier."
Founded by Jean-Baptiste Laherte in 1889, the Laherte estate had most of the vines situated in a village known as Chavost. Michel Laherte, part of the fifth generation, expanded the family estate to cover approximately 5 hectares. Michel later married Cecile Tissier and had two children, Christian and Thierry.
Today, the 11-hectare-vineyard is run by the two Laherte brothers, as well as Aurelien (Thierry's son). The seventh generation has been giving a new dimension to the estate since 2004. Aurelien, following in his father's footsteps, understood that the estate's true philosophy lies in taking time to do things well and being satisfied with naturally ripe and healthy grapes.
All the family members are working hand in hand to preserve this precious Terroir passed on by their forefathers and to try and create wines that are just like them - pure, sincere and authentic.
750ML / 12.5% ABV