DEHOURS & FILS Champagne Extra Brut "La Croix Joly - Oeil de Perdrix" Rose 2012
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Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grape: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Tasting notes: This rosé champagne shows aromas of tangerine, apricot, sweet red berries, and toasty vanilla. The palate offers notes of pink grapefruit and white peach, with a salty backbone, ideal to pair with food or dessert.
About the winery: Established four generations ago in Cerseuil, a small village on the southern slopes of the valley, the house managed by Jerome Dehours has diversified vintages and styles, from a very fragmented vineyard on both banks of the Marne. Its champagnes of character, mainly built around the miller, offer a balance of tasty juice while playing on the wire of a fine oxidation managed from winemaking in old barrels. The assemblages of the years are particularly well-conducted and the parcel Cuvees reveal a very beautiful definition. Since 1996, Jerome Dehours has given life back to his beautiful 14-hectare estate in the Marne Valley in Champagne. Inspired by the great Anselme Selosse, Jerome started with organically - grown vineyards by way of expressing each of the magnificent terroirs he has at hand. The Domaine predominantly produces Pinot Meunier, a varietal best suited to this cooler area of Champagne, but also Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.