Disgorged September 2019. Extra Brut Rosé. This painfully rare Rosé Champagne was made for the first time from the 2007 vintage. It is effectively the wine above with some 13% of a superb Pinot Meunier red wine (a delicious wine in its own right) that Prévost now makes every year when possible from his own fruit. In fact Prévost has come to love producing this red wine and we have the distinct impression that he wishes he could make more. The fruit is selected carefully from a small parcel of Les Béguines that is prone to court-noué (aka fan-leaf virus). This virus stunts vigour and gives tiny yields of concentrated bunches and berries that ripen quickly. Prévost’s first intention had been to make a red wine in order to better understand his terroir. But then, what to do with the red wine? Make a Rosé was the obvious answer. As he now adores producing this red we are seeing more regular releases of his Rosé, albeit in tiny quantities. Cult wines don’t always live up to the hype. This bottle surpasses even the highest expectations—we just wish we had more to share around. Again, the dosage this year was just 2g/L. The 2017 is simply a stunning wine and one of the finest examples of Rosé in Champagne. Intensely perfumed and at once deep and fine in the mouth you can expect a wine of great detail and precision and driven, chalky freshness and an abundance of delicate rose petal, fresh peach, smoke and red berry aromas and flavours. A genuine wow wine.