Frerejean Freres

Frerejean Frères Rosé Premier Cru NV

AOC Champagne, France

Blend: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir

£65.00

Discover the delicious Cuvée Rosé made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Premier and Grand Cru plots of the Côte des Blancs. This cuvée can be enjoyed now or will age well so that it can gain complexity and be enjoyed in a few years. It is a round and yet fruity wine of Champagne, a signature of the rosé of the Côte des Blancs. A masterpiece!

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On the nose, very flattering with notes of candied red fruits,
blackberries, and blackcurrant. Pinot Noir is expressive, it shows its density and minerality then gives away the spotlight to an assertive and silky Chardonnay.

On the palate, the Pinot Noir develops a generous and delicious roundness. The aromas of red fruits beautifully intertwine with the roasted aromas of the Chardonnay.

Service: Serve chilled at 8-10°C.

Food Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif.

Didier Pierson

Maison Frerejean Frères was founded in 2005 by three brothers in the Grand Cru village of Avize, Champagne. Vines are over 40 years old, with the Grand Cru cuvée using grapes from vines dating back to 1926. The chalky soil is special here and the roots have to hunt for water and nutrients which drives good acidity. Originally conceived as a passion project to produce small-batch wines for friends and family, over time production has grown to over 130,000 bottles/year. The aim is not to reach 300,000 bottles of production, maintaining exclusive quality. The family motto is: "We take our time to make champagne for people who can take the time to drink it". The result is a collection of very special champagnes and we love this mindful approach to appreciating quality sustainable wine.

The Frerejean Frère ethos is one of craftsmanship and attention to detail, with the aim of ensuring the vines can express the terroir as perfectly as possible with minimal intervention in the vinification process. This means natural treatments, allowing nature to do what it does best. Low sulphites, low addition of sugar (thanks to later harvesting) and longer aging. Although not certified organic, this Champagne House avoids chemical treatments and aims for a fully natural approach to farming. Flowers are left to grow, and nature is left to take its course. This is a great sustainable approach to winemaking.

Rosé | Sparkling | 75cl | 12% ABV | Contains Sulphites

Cellaring: This cuvée can be enjoyed now or will age well so that it can gain complexity and be enjoyed in a few years.

Vinification: Non vintage, Tête de cuvée, Malolactic fermentation, 30% of reserve wines aged in barrels from the harvests of 2015 & 2016, Resting at least 6 months in cellar after disgorgement, Low dosage Brut.

  • Organic - Practising (Uncertified)
  • Vegan - Practising (Uncertified)

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