Grape: Pinot Meunier
Laherte Freres is run by Aurélien Laherte, who has been at the helm of his family estate since 2005. Laherte Freres was founded in 1889 in the village of Chavot in the Coteaux Sud D'Epernay, and over the generations the vineyard holdings have slowly grown to 10.5 hectares, always with an emphasis on allowing full terroir expression in the wines through careful farming. Aurélien farms 7 hectares biodynamically and certified organic, with the other vineyards farmed uncertified organic or, at minimum, sustainably. Under Aurélien's leadership, Laherte Freres has begun to produce a series of single vineyard and single vintage cuvées vinified in Burgundy barrels without malolactic fermentation and bottled without fining or filtration.
Organic/Biodynamic farming. Old vines (planted in 1953, 1958 and 1965) in the low-yielding parcel of Les Beaudiers planted to Meunier, but the occasional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Fromonteau vines are found in the vineyard as well. Extremely careful, meticulous work is done in the vineyard to obtain the healthiest grapes. Destemming and maceration of 12-16 hours, native yeast fermentation, primary fermentation in barrel, no malolactic fermentation, aged minimum of 4 years, dosed at 0-5 gr/l depending on the vintage. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A vinous and textured wine with surprising delicacy and lift for a rosé de saignée.