Maurice Vesselle N.V. Brut Rose , Bouzy, Champagne
The Vesselle family painstakingly care and farm their tiny 18 acres of vines in the Montagne de Reims’ village of Bouzy. Winning awards for sustainability and going so far as to use a process called buttage, a process where the foot of the vines are covered by the soil in order to protect them from the winter frost. This tiny house is serious about growing the healthiest fruit they can in order to make the absolute top quality wine, without manipulation in the cellar. This Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir and you can tell by the texture we are talking serious base wine here! Powerful and deep in the nose, loaded with black cherries and sexy spicing. Dry but very showy and generous. Sip alone or with dark meat fowl, hams, carpaccio or with fried seafood.
This is a bright golden Grand Cru cuvee based on 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay. The estate is run by fifth-generation winemakers Didier and Thierry Vesselle, who follow the footsteps of their father, Maurice Vesselle, and the classic, grower-champagne house-style he established in 1955. These talented duo might have slipped under the radar of champagne lovers if it weren’t for their amazing grands crus from the Montagne de Reims, Bouzy and Tours-sur-Marne, known for pedigreed Pinot Noir. The brothers have the HVE III certification from the European Union for the high standards they follow in sustainable farming.