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Egly-Ouriet Brut Rosé Grand Cru
One of the greatest rosé wines of Champagne and a wine of haunting finesse. The blend is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay with 60% coming from the great 2012 vintage and 40% vins de réserve (split almost equally between 2011 and 2010). Then there is the 5% of Egly’s Coteaux Champenois Rouge (the finest red wine of the AOC in our opinion, though not only ours) that gives the wine its colour and a great deal of character as well. Dosage is a negligible 3g/l. The fruit is from 100% Grand Cru vines, grown by one of the most meticulous vignerons of the region. Unbelievably fine, perfumed and ‘Pinot’ fruited, this is something truly special. Fascinatingly, it is, as always, Egly’s most delicate wine.
Rumbling power with delicate finesse, this is a rose of medium salmon hue, bursting with the exuberance and beguiling transparency of Ambonnay pinot noir. Fragrant rosebuds and wild strawberries open into glorious depth of black cherry fruits of exacting ripeness, cherry kernel, fig and mixed spice. Very fresh and focussed for its age, with a universe of complexity lingering very long, precise and lively amidst fine chalk mineral texture. 96 points - Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide
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