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Egly-Ouriet Brut Rosé Grand Cru
Vintages: 2014 (50%), 2013 (30%) and 2012 (20%)
Disgorgement: July 2020
Time on lees: 60 months
We say it every year and we’ll say it again; this is simply one of the greatest rosé wines of Champagne. The blend is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay, with 50% from the 2014 vintage and 50% vins de réserve (split almost equally between the 2013 and 2012 vintages). Then there is 5% of Egly’s Coteaux Champenois Rouge (the finest red wine of the AOC in our opinion—and not only ours!) that gives the wine its colour and, a great deal of character as well. Dosage is a negligible four grams per litre. The fruit is from 100% Grand Cru vines, grown by one of the most meticulous vignerons in the region—this is why it’s so good. Interestingly this is always Egly’s most delicate wine. It is unbelievably fine, perfumed and red-fruited. It’s something truly special.
“The NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru is distinguished, among other things, by the five years it spent on its lees, which is quite long for Rosé Champagne. Bright and beautifully sculpted, the Rosé sizzles with tension and yet it also possesses a sense of inner suaveness that is impossible to miss. This is such a classy wine. Disgorged: July, 2020.” 92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“Opulent aromas and flavors of smoky grilled nut and toasted brioche, baked apricot and raspberry fruit, pastry cream and crystallized honey show in this expressive rosé Champagne, yet the spine of rapierlike acidity and the satiny mousse are finely integrated, lending an elegance to the full-throttle flavor profile.” 93 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator
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