12.5% | FRANCE

A stunning, intricately crafted rosé Champagne that delivers on all fronts! A pretty pale pink Champagne of exhilarating freshness, elegance and red subtlety, made from principally Pinot Noir and one...
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A stunning, intricately crafted rosé Champagne that delivers on all fronts!

A pretty pale pink Champagne of exhilarating freshness, elegance and red subtlety, made from principally Pinot Noir and one fifth Chardonnay grapes. Matured in bottle on its lees for at least 36 months, it captures clean fresh red fruit on the nose, followed by lively fresh fruit flavours of wild strawberry and raspberry on the palate with an appealing softness. Elegant and very sippable - the perfect Champagne combination.

Champagne Lallier’s Grand Rosé is made exclusively from Grand Cru parcels (from Aÿ, Verzenay, Oger and Cramant) selected for their low yield at harvest. Rather than separately vinifying and then blending Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, winemaker Francis Tribaut prefers the ‘millefeuille’ technique. By alternately layering Chardonnay and Pinot Noir during a temperature controlled maceration Francis is able to extract colour without tannin - the juice of then larger berried Chardonnay is coloured a delicate shade of rosé, and the tannins from the smaller berried Pinot Noir are tempered. The wine is aged on lees for at least 3 years; disgorged 4 months before shipping with a dosage of 8g/l of reserve wine aged in oak. The result is an elegant Pinot Noir dominated rosé Champagne that is ideal as an apéritif.

The first bottles to bear the Lallier name appeared in 1906, when the Champagne house was founded by René Lallier who had married into a prestigious Champenois family. Lallier has been firmly rooted in the village of Aÿ ever since. In 1936, Aÿ was one of the seventeen villages to be classified as ‘‘Grand Cru” in Champagne, a clear indication of the quality of the grapes that grow on its famous hillsides and the remarkable wines they produce.

In 1996, René-James Lallier, the founder’s grandson, carried out major modernisation work on the winery and refurbished the cellars in which Lallier’s Champagnes are aged. He enlisted the help of Francis Tribaut who, at the time, worked as a consultant to some of the most prestigious Champagne houses, as well as managing his family’s domaine in Romery.

Having worked so closely together, when René-James Lallier decided to sell his business he naturally asked Francis Tribault if he was interested in buying it. Francis took up the challenge, convinced of the potential of Lallier brand.

Free to craft wine in the spirit of an artisan domaine, Francis vinifies each parcel of grapes separately using a Lallier’s own ‘house’ yeast, and he keeps the dosage low to create Champagnes with real character and finesse.

Designed to be enjoyed as an apéritif, Lallier's Grand Rosé can be paired with shellfish, salads or simple fish dishes as well as fruit based desserts.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Vintage
NV
ABV %
12.5%
Organic
No
Vegan
Yes

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