Vintages: 2013 (50%), 2012 (30%) & 2011 (20%)
Disgorgement: July 2019
Time on lees: 60 months
One of the greatest rosé wines of Champagne and a wine of haunting finesse. The blend is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay, with 50% from the 2013 vintage and the other half vins de réserve (also split almost equally, between the great 2012 vintage and 2011). Then there is the 5% of Egly’s Coteaux Champenois Rouge (the finest red wine of the AOC in our opinion, and not only ours) that gives the wine its colour—and a great deal of character as well. Dosage is a negligible 4 g/L. The fruit is from 100% Grand Cru vines, grown by one of the most meticulous vignerons in the region.
Unbelievably fine, perfumed and Pinot-fruited, this is, as always, something truly special. It’s fascinating that this is always Egly’s most delicate wine, and also one of the wines that sells out fastest each year.
“The NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru is excellent, wafting from the glass with notes of red apples, mandarin and spring flowers. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, pure and precise, with a delicately textural attack, superb concentration and tension at the core and a long, racy finish.” 93 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
* “Rumbling power with delicate finesse, this is a rose of medium salmon hue, bursting with the exuberance and beguiling transparency of Ambonnay pinot noir. Fragrant rosebuds and wild strawberries open into glorious depth of black cherry fruits of exacting ripeness, cherry kernel, fig and mixed spice. Very fresh and focussed for its age, with a universe of complexity lingering very long, precise and lively amidst fine chalk mineral texture.” 96 points, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide