Brut Rosé (NV)

Champagne Valentin Leflaive

Champagne Valentin Leflaive represents a unique interpretation of champagne and its grape varietals. Made with extreme precision, each cuvée is a veritable celebration of minerality, finesse and complexity.

Summary: This Champagne Rosé was made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes coming from the Montagne de Reims. The base wine (70% of the blend) is aged for 7 months in stainless-steel vats. The 30% of reserve wine added was aged in Burgundy barrel; the barrels had been used to make grands crus wines from Olivier Leflaive. Following the secondary fermentation, the wine was aged for 20 months in the cellar.

Additional Information

Elegant and bright with red fruit flavors, fine mousse that supports the. Fresh and complex citrus notes with distinct hints of lemon, cherry, and strawberry. Delicious, refreshing, and crisp – a perfect combination, ready to drink.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Montagne de Reims
  • Winemaker: Erick de Sousa, Olivier Leflaive
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Monday, September 2, 2019
    "More primary-fruited than others, this shows roasted pears, dried apples and a touch of bread dough. Quite frothy and simple on the palate. Drink now."
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine & Spirits Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
    "This is a new project between Olivier Leflaive of Puligny-Montrachet and Erick de Sousa of Avize. They produce this pinot noir from the Montagne de Reims, blending it with 30 percent reserve wines matured in old Burgundy barrels. The wine is reduced at first, with a stinkiness (mercaptans) that calls for decanting to help it dissipate. When it does, the wine is full of fresh red-raspberry scents with a spicy, fennel-like note, intensely flavorful and compelling. In the end, it gives a delicate and elegant impression, in a high-acid style."
    Grade: Year's Best Champagne
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    "A joint venture between Champagne de Sousa and Burgundy's Olivier Leflaive, this rosé is deliciously bright with red fruit. It has a weighty, vinous character with just an edge of tannin to give it extra richness. Hints of toastiness and fine acidity cut through its fruit core. Drink now."
  • Score: 92 Points

    Burghound Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
    "Oeil de perdrix color. An attractively fresh and exuberantly fruity yet complex nose speaks of yeast, citrus peel, especially lemon, along with hints of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. There is a relatively fine mousse supporting the crisp, intense and utterly delicious flavors that are liberally laced as well with plenty of yeast character before culminating in an equally crisp finish that is drier than the stated dosage would unusually suggest. This is one of those rosés that a person could get in trouble with as it's so delicious and refreshing that it's borderline gulpable!"

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