A. Margaine


A. Margaine 'Le Rosé' Premier Cru |Rosé |NV

A. Margaine

A. Margaine 'Le Rosé' Premier Cru

Rosé NV

$97.95

- Artisan champagne at an affordable price

- Beautifully made Rosé champagne with bright berry fruit, dry and fresh

- Pair with summer pavlova, berries and the lot or try smoked salmon

The base of this rosé is 77 percent chardonnay and 23 percent pinot noir, to which is added 8 percent of red wine.

Its bright crimson color foreshadows the intensity of the raspberry and strawberry aromas on the nose, and its silky texture on the palate makes it feel refined and alluring.

This is excellent, showing a fine balance and poise, and it’s already delicious even in its youth. Peter Liem

Disgorged: November 14, 2018 with 7-8 g/l dosage

Arnaud Margaine is a fourth generation grower-producer and his family have vineyards in Villers Marmery. This town is considered somewhat of an oddity, as it is primarily a chardonnay village amidst a mountain of pinot noir. Why is this special? Well the chardonnay used by Margaine in Villers Marmery is specific to this area and cannot be found anywhere else in champagne. This immediately stands out as an identity that Arnaud wants to preserve which is present in the Margaine cuvées. His approach to making his champagne is to assess each year as it presents itself as opposed to a pre-determined recipe. Using a prescribed approach is restrictive to the true nature of the wine. He is a proponent of blocking malolactic fermentation, as he wants to preserve what he describes as ‘fruit freshness’ and not just acidity. Lastly, he says of being an Artisan “under the banner "Artisan of Champagne", the human value is predominant and it is the one that unites the group. On this base, there is also the passion of the terroir and the way everyone interprets it.” We are excited to feature this wine in the Artisans line-up 

We paired this with a Smoked Salmon Gravlax with capers, radish and fennel. The result was delicious and worked wonders with the champagne.

About the house

Arnaud Margaine is a fourth generation grower-producer and his family have vineyards in Villers Marmery. This town is considered somewhat of an oddity, as it is primarily a chardonnay village amidst a mountain of pinot noir. Why is this special? Well the chardonnay used by Margaine in Villers Marmery is specific to this area and cannot be found anywhere else in champagne. This immediately stands out as an identity that Arnaud wants to preserve which is present in the Margaine cuvées. His approach to making his champagne is to assess each year as it presents itself as opposed to a pre-determined recipe. Using a prescribed approach is restrictive to the true nature of the wine. He is a proponent of blocking malolactic fermentation, as he wants to preserve what he describes as ‘fruit freshness’ and not just acidity. Lastly, he says of being an Artisan “under the banner "Artisan of Champagne", the human value is predominant and it is the one that unites the group. On this base, there is also the passion of the terroir and the way everyone interprets it.” We are excited to feature this wine in the Artisans line-up 

Food suggestion

We paired this with a Smoked Salmon Gravlax with capers, radish and fennel. The result was delicious and worked wonders with the champagne.

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking


Partial malo

Red Fruits


Raspberry Strawberry