A. Levasseur – Extrait Gourmand Brut Rose NV
Producer: Champagne Albert Levasseur / David Levasseur
Region: Marne | Champagne
Grapes: Pinot Meunier 50% / Chardonnay 30% / Pinot Noir 20%
A. Levasseur – Extrait Gourmand Brut Rosé is a really delicious rosé Champagne from this rather special producer from Marne and the Champagne region. Elegant and structured, it is based on the harmony of blending Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, 14% of which are vinified in red wine of Coteaux Champenois.
Salmon pink in colour. On the nose it has mature aromas of dried fruits and raspberry marmalade. On the palate it has notes notes of exotic fruits including mango and hints of vanilla. Complex and balanced.
Extrait Gourmand Brut Rose pairs particularly well with escargots according to David, though he also suggests trying it with oriental dishes such as Thai cuisine.
Situated in the North, so cold, the climate of Champagne is severe for the vine. Oceanic, it brings water in regular quantities with thermal contrasts from one season to another. Stored for 2 weeks at -2°c, no ltration, because the wine is bottling in April. Selected yeast, inox tank, temperature controlled for the fermentation and extended lees ageing. Malolactic fermentation was completed after the first fermentation.
Extrait Gourmand Brut Rose contains minimal added sulphites. Read more.
Extrait Gourmand Brut Rose is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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“I like to compare my job to that of a chef as for when I am making my Champagne it is just like I am cooking with ingredients.”
Extrait Gourmand Brut Rose NV
“Extrait Gourmand” is an elegant and structured rosé. Based on freshness and the harmony of the blending of Meunier (50 %), Chardonnay (30 %) and Pinot Noir (20 %), 14 % of which are vinified in red wine of Coteaux Champenois, it shows an elegant salmon pink dress. Its nose, warm, is about tasty and mature aromas such as dried fruits, raspberry marmalade.
Awaken your senses: Tender in the palate, you will recognize notes of exotic fruits (mango) with vanilla touches, the mark of its complexity. Balanced, it is a rosé for aperitif, night parties and meals.
Let your taste buds shiver: Stunning with Indian or Chinese cooking… Reaches its peak with “classic” snails.
SUGAR 9 G/L
TOTAL SULPHUR 40 MG/L
Champagne Albert Levasseur is a very small grower set up by David’s grandparents in 1944, with only 4.2 hectares of vines farmed by David since 2003.
“In the nineties, my father gradually passed on his knowledge and his heritage to me, and I became independent as from 2003. Full of ambitions, I could bring a new way in the viticulture follow-up and the company management, but also my vision of champagne: a product mainly evoking meetings and awakening senses. Then I decided to have a space built, dedicated to welcome you and invite you to some friendly and funny tasting sessions of Champagnes Albert Levasseur. Turning our vineyard into my so-called playground, I decided to buy more plots in Châtillon-sur-Marne. So, our vineyard is now composed with 4.20 hectares spread on 18 plots in villages like Cuchery, Châtillon-sur-Marne, or Fleury-la-Rivière. Advanced equipment joined the estate to work on a finer mastering of the wines (thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks, new winepress).
Growing up in traditional viticulture, I was able to mix such methods with precise technology. Today sustainable viticulture is optimized via a computerized follow-up of the plots. We let grass grow partially in the vines. I also bring organic fertilizers to better treat the soils of the current 4.20 hectares of our vineyard. In the winery, thanks to the purchase of thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks, I have the freedom to vinify grape varieties, pruning operations and plots in a separate way. My will? It’s to offer you a champagne wine for enjoyment. Our estate allows me to imagine champagnes according to the harvest and my fancies, my vineyard and my winery have indeed become my playground. ”
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