Rose L'Instant De Passions Extra Brut NV
Aivze, Cote des Blancs
$64.99 3+ US Low
L’Instant de Passions Rosé is sourced from the estate’s biodynamically farmed, old-vine chardonnay plots in the Grand Cru villages of Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs and pinot noir from the Côte des Bar.
L’Instant de Passions Rosé is a very limited, complex œil de perdrix rosé with mellow, earthy mushroom nuances, melting into strawberries, pink grapefruit, saline notes, and baking spices. The harmonious palate has a savory, smooth and creamy texture and a long, elegant and supple finish. A rosé that can be enjoyed before a meal but also has the tension to pair beautifully with food.
- Chardonnay and pinot noir are barrel-fermented separately with native yeasts in 600L demi-muid Burgundy barrels and Avize Champagne barrels.
- Malolactic fermentation is spontaneous
- The base wines are aged 6 to 18 months before blending 20% still pinot noir and secondary fermentation in bottle
- 36 months of lees aging, sur lattes.
- 5g/L dosage
Grapes: 80% Chardonnay (Côte des Blancs) / 20% Pinot Noir (Côte des Bar)
Base Vintage: 2016
Reserve Wines: 30% 2015, 2014, 2013
Soil: Chalky, clay
Farming: Certified Organic by Ecocert and Certified Biodynamic by Demeter