Champagne Rosé, Tribaut-Schloesser
A family house since 1929, CHAMPAGNE TRIBAUT-SCHLOESSER have transformed the way they farm their own vineyards and progressively switched to organic agriculture. They own 40hectares of south and south east facing vines around Romery, Cormoyeux and Fleury la Rivière, against the Montagne de Reims. The rest of the grapes come from like-minded growers in Grand Cru and Premier crus in Aÿ, Ecueil, Damery and the Vallée de La Marne.
In the cellar, both large foudre barrels and smaller barriques are used for their reserve wines, perpetuating a house style refined in the 1980s. Valentin and his brother Sebastien are now in charge and represent the fourth generation of Champagne growers. Their wines have received some of the most prestigious medals and prizes around the world, and top marks from world-class writers inc. Jancis Robinson.
Viticulture & Winemaking Sustainable practises. Hand-harvested, followed by traditional method sparkling. Wine is aged for 30months on Lees prior to being disgorged. Dosage 8g/L. 10% of red wine is used to gives it structure and colour.
Grapes Meunier 50%, Pinot Noir 30%, Chardonnay 20%
Region Champagne, France
Tasting Notes Red fruit aromas, delicate bubbles that last in the glass, followed by balanced acidity and autolytic brioche notes from the lees aging.