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- Elegant, well-made and easy-to-drink style of Rosé
- Made using Music in the vineyard and cellar. True story.
This has jumped straight into our charts as one of the best Rosé’s we’ve tasted in a while. We love the freshness and energy and we are sure you will be thoroughly impressed.
Baked strawberry, French pastry, soft creamy palate with pink grapefruit. Great line of acidity with a bright and fresh palate with some delicate grip and a slightly smoky finish.
Technical details: Made up of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir, 10% of which is red wine. All the fruit is sourced exclusively from Michel’s vineyards in Festigny.
The Michel Loriot range of champagnes bears the name champagne Apollonis. Found in the small village of Festigny, the Apollonis estate owns 7 hectares of vines comprising 20 or so separate plots planted for the most part with pinot meunier (80%), some chardonnay (18%) and a little pinot noir (2%). The estate has been awarded the high environmental value (HVE) certificate, the highest award recognizing respect and care for the land, the environment and its biodiversity.
Festigny has relatively chalky soils for the Vallee de la Marne and the village itself lies in the warm valley, fully exposed to the sun. Within this valley is a solitary hill upon which the best vineyards of the village are located. With its steep slopes and a crown of trees on top, it is almost reminiscent of the hill of Corton in burgundy.
The majority of this domaine’s vineyards are found surrounding this hill, planted on steep slopes in clay rich in marl and limestone. Only natural fertilizers are used to treat the vineyards (it’s been over a decade since Michel has eradicated all use of herbicides). Michel firmly believes that getting things right in the vineyard allows healthy grapes to be harvested, which enables minimal intervention in the winemaking process. Production is a mere 300 000 bottles a year.
Made up of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir, 10% of which is red wine. All the fruit is sourced exclusively from Michel’s vineyards in Festigny.
Pair with Salmon blini’s with crème fraiche, Atlantic Salmon Caviar and some dill. This combination is a sensation with elegant Rosé like this.