Le Brun de Neuville "Authentique" Brut Rosé Champagne SKU #1301163

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Tasting Notes

All of the "Authentique" range from Le Brun de Neuville comes exclusively from Bethon in the Sezanne, and is aged on the lees on a cork rather than a crown cap. This is kept for three years on the lees and is composed of 67% Chardonnay and 23% Pinot Noir, of which 17% is red wine to give the Champagne its rosé color and flavor. It benefits from 5% of oak aged wines and over 1/3 reserve wines. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    11/25/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    In general, I don't drink a lot of rose champagnes, but this is one major exception. When we tasted this wine with the staff, I knew there was a big difference here, and hearing more about the wine-making process from Gary, I quickly saw why I was falling in love with this bottle. This is a drier expression of rose champagne, with plenty of rich, red fruit, and lots of texture, weight, and nuttiness from aging on the cork. Its really an ideal food wine, and I can easily see pairing this with main dishes, whether that's poultry, pork, mushroom-based veggie dishes, or anything you might pair a good Pinot with.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    8/9/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I fell instantly in love with LeBrun de Neuville’s “Authentique” Rosé. The blend, two thirds Chardonnay and one third Pinot Noir, has the best of both worlds: rich and vibrant red fruit flavors along with soft delicate notes of flowers and stone fruit. The acid keeps the blend energetic and the chalkiness of the Sezanne area it is grown in is undeniable.
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    8/8/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I'm a big fan of this relative newcomer to our stable of DI Champagnes, so I was excited to have the opportunity to taste their rose. Containing 67% Chard and 33% Pinot Noir, there is a bit less PN than in the Brut bottling; this wine's color actually comes from a 17% portion of Pinot vinified as red wine. A creamy nose of red cherries leads to delicious flavors and texture on the palate - as much a testament to 3.5 years on the lees and ageing on cork as it is to distinguished, chalky soils and an excellent terroir.
  • Morgan Laurie
    By: Morgan Laurie
    8/8/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is everything I like my Brut Rose to be. Bright red fruits with raspberry and cranberry, chalky minerality and a creamy mouth feel. The little details of the wine making process add up to a big difference in the way this wine tastes. The smallest amount of oak barrel aging and allowing the wine to age on a cork versus a crown cap give it a slightly nutty complexity that makes this wine taste like it should cost more than it does. As they say, the devil is in the details!
  • Shaun Green
    By: Shaun Green
    8/8/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Over 2 dozen wine growers come together to combine their knowledge, passion and the fruit of their vineyards to bring us the wines of Le Brun de Neuville. The Authentique Rose is a wonderful and creamy textured rose, showing beautiful dry red fruits, chalky notes and a long creamy texture. perhaps the best deal in rose we have, this was a hands down winner for me at our last Champagne tasting!
    Top Value!
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    8/8/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    To be under the "Authentique" label from the Le Brun de Neuville, the wine needs to be aged on the cork (instead of bottle cap) for at least 3 years (the rose is 3.5), and to be a majority of Chardonnay. This rose is about 2/3 Chard and 1/3 Pinot Noir. A portion of that Pinot Noir brings us the beautiful pink color and fresh raspberry flavors. The Chardonnay keeps is lifted with notes of citrus zest while a small barrel fermented portion adds a touch of spice and nuttiness. Layered with complexity, the rose screams quality and elegance.

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