Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Olivier Leflaive, bubbly as a glass of champagne, is joint-founder, with his brother Patrick, of the House of Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet in the heart of la Côte de Beaune. Erick de Sousa, notwithstanding his love of Burgundy wines, is the mastermind behind Champagnes de Sousa from Avize in la Côte des Blancs. At Champagne Valentin Leflaive, they let time run its course so that the true character of their terroirs can find expression in the wines.
Each cuvée is blessed with outstanding minerality and complexity thanks to the Burgundy barrels used during vinification and to the meticulous attention of Erick de Sousa under whose watchful eye their champagnes mature in total tranquility.
How Does it Taste?
This rosé is deliciously bright with red fruit. It has a weighty, vinous character with just an edge of tannin to give it extra richness. Hints of toastiness and fine acidity cut through its fruit core. The wine is full of fresh red-raspberry scents with a spicy, fennel-like note, intensely flavorful and compelling. In the end, it fives a delicate and elegant impression, in a high-acid style.