Solemme, Rosé de Solemme, Champagne, France, 2020
Olivier Langlais was born into the world of Champagne but it took him a while to find his place.
He inherited prime land in the Montagne de Reims area but he also inherited his father’s position as head of the local cooperative, a small body made up of 5 vignerons, created during the uncertain post-war years. The commercial life was not for him and he felt like a fish out of water, so he gave it up to devote his time to his vines. He took over from his father in 2006 and began the long process of building Solemme: 6 hectares of Premier Cru vines grown organically (certified since 2018) and tended meticulously using very precise biodynamic practices. Keen to get back to nature, Olivier constantly seeks to improve the cultivation techniques to give back to the soil and promote the harmony of the vine with its natural environment.
Brut style champagne, from the terroirs of Chamery and Villers-Aux-Noeuds.
The maceration of Pinot Meunier is followed by precise and controlled vinification, then blended with Chardonnay. Aged on the lees for 24 months.
No oak ageing
This is the first organic Rosé Champagne made at the Domaine; an assemblage of 90% Chardonnay, with 10% Pinot Meunier, from the terroirs of Chamery and Villers-Aux-Noeuds. An elegant rosé, with a low dosage, and dominated by an abundance of red berry fruit.
A perfect aperitif, but sublime with barbequed salmon, venison or pheasant.
Pinot Meunier 10%
6 x 75cl