Champagne Logos Rosé de Saignée 2005 — Pinot Noir
A Wine That
evokes fine Burgundy in Champagne format. Too often in the 'Grands Marques' Champagne rosés, often made with the direct press method, all of the flavour of Pinot Noir is lost. The opposite is true here: this tastes like a Côte de Nuits Grand Cru with bubbles. Cherry stones and pine forest aromas, with tension on the palate and umami, saline flavours that last for days, this is a rare opportunity to taste aged grower Champagne that should not be missed.
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- Winemaker: Timothée Stroebel
Where and How?
This is made from 100% Pinot Noir which comes from Stroebel’s vineyard named ‘Les Crayeres.’ Only ripe grapes are picked (they were harvested in October) which are then macerated with skins but without stems for 36 hours. This is then aged in stainless steel tanks. Only 836 bottles were made.
Champagne, despite its lofty reputation, has borne the brunt of chemical farming, perhaps more so than any other French wine region. It’s thanks to an increasing handful of growers like Timothée that the soils here are beginning to slowly recover from decades of chemical abuse. They are leading the way, and others are beginning to follow, a little like a positive version of a vinous Pied Piper. The ecosystem doesn’t die; instead it strengthens and flourishes.
Timothée achieved his organic certification in 2014 after over a decade's work to regenerate his soils. He works almost without machines, instead working his soils by horse and plough with his own two horses, Bijou and Quina. All his vineyard work is carried out with the goal of promoting soil health; in order to boost the vineyards’ ecosystem and attract insects and birds.