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Valentin Leflaive Brut RosePinot Noir from France

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Champagne Valentin Leflaive represents a unique interpretation of champagne and its grape varietals. Made with extreme precision, each cuvée is a veritable celebration of miner...

  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 92 Wine & Spirits
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93

"A joint venture between Champagne de Sousa and Burgundy's Olivier Leflaive, this rosé is deliciously bright with red fruit. It has a weighty, vinous character with just an edge of tannin to give it extra richness. Hints of toastiness and fine acidity cut through its fruit core. Drink now."

92 Wine & Spirits

"This is a new project between Olivier Leflaive of Puligny-Montrachet and Erick de Sousa of Avize. They produce this pinot noir from the Montagne de Reims, blending it with 30 percent reserve wines matured in old Burgundy barrels. The wine is reduced at first, with a stinkiness (mercaptans) that calls for decanting to help it dissipate. When it does, the wine is full of fresh red-raspberry scents with a spicy, fennel-like note, intensely flavorful and compelling. In the end, it gives a delicate and elegant impression, in a high-acid style."

Product Description:

Champagne Valentin Leflaive represents a unique interpretation of champagne and its grape varietals. Made with extreme precision, each cuvée is a veritable celebration of minerality, finesse and complexity.

When it comes to French Wine, one of the most recognizable names is Olivier Leflaive. While he remains one of the biggest influences in Burgundy, his Champagne project is no different in Champagne. The #1 priority of the winery is to show the true character of the terroir where the grapes are grown.

A little bit of oak brings some richness, but overall the wines are built on strong mineral notes and aggressive acidity. The Rose is 100% Pinot Noir, all sourced from the Montagne de Reims.

Product Detail

Item # 114171
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

93 - Wine Enthusiast

92 - Wine & Spirits

Vintage N/A
Color Rose
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Sparkling
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato