Champagne Lallier Premier Cru Rosé Brut
A pretty pale pink champagne of exhilarating freshness, elegance and red subtlety, made from principally Pinot Noir and one fifth Chardonnay grapes. Matured in bottle on its lees for 48 months, it captures clean fresh red fruit on the nose, followed by lively fresh fruit flavour. Champagne Lallier are a small family concern crafting Pinot Noir blends from their own (and some specially selected other) ‘Grand Cru’ vineyards in Ay – also home to Bollinger but Lallier’s cellars are older, Avize, and Cramant. Classified as 100 out of 100, ‘Grand Cru’ vineyards are the crème de la crème of vineyard sites. Like Bollinger, Lallier’s wines use a high proportion of Pinot Noir in their blends (the Rosé is 100% Pinot Noir), so with Champagne Lallier you get a Pinot Noir dominated blend from Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites – a rarity.
Food Recommendations: Amazingly versatile this can be served as an aperitif, with rare beef or carpaccio, veal, roast chicken, pheasant or partridge. It matches well to light fruit desserts also.