92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Aurélien Laherte’s new release of Rosé Ultradition is a fifty-fifty blend of 2014 and 2013 juice and is composed entirely of pinot meunier. The blend is done quite uniquely, with sixty percent of the blend fermented as white wine, thirty percent given a short maceration and ten percent of the blend is still red pinot meunier. The vins clairs are fermented in a range of vessels- vats, older casks and foudres, and the wine was finished with a dosage between six and eight grams per liter after its disgorgement in January of 2017. The aromatics here are stunning, soaring from the glass in a complex blend of cherries, rhubarb, a touch of tangerine, wheat bread, complex, chalky soil tones and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and beautifully balanced, with a fine core, excellent focus and grip, frothy mousse and lovely grip on the long, complex and classy finish. This seems quite dry (though not all of the vins clairs go through malo for this cuvée) and I would guess we are around 6.5 grams per liter of dosage for this example, though it seems even a bit drier than this and will make any fan of Extra Brut quite happy! 2018-2040. (Sep/Oct 2018)"
92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The NV Brut Rosé Ultradition is a pretty, gracious, lifted Champagne that shows the more understated side of the house style. Crushed flowers, mint, herbs and sweet red berry fruit are all nicely laced together. Medium in body and airy, the Ultradition Rosé is quite delicate and also the most delicate of the Rosés in this range. The Ultradition Rosé is 60% white pressed Meunier, 30% rosé de saignée, 10% still red Meunier, bottled with 6-8 grams of dosage. Disgorged: April, 2019. (Dec 2019)"
91 points Wine Spectator: "A richly spiced version, with fragrant ground anise and ginger notes accenting the well-knit and creamy flavors of crushed black cherry, peach skin, toast and graphite. Offers a lingering, well-cut finish. Disgorged November 2016. Drink now through 2021. (11/30/18)"
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||100% Pinot Meunier|