A. R. Lenoble, Brut Rosé Terroirs Damery

Imported by Free Run, Seattle WA.

88 % Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Noir.  Côte des Blancs CH from grand cru vineyards in Chouilly; Montagne de Reims PN from premier cru parcels in Bisseuil.  Some of the Chardonnay sees wood.  Dosage: 5 g/l.  Disgorged first semester 2013.

Coral pink.  Shady intimations of balsam and sorrel surge ahead of the blood orange fruit; I would think 2010 base vintage.  Wet forest trees, Chouilly chalk and those tiny woodland strawberries that set the paragon in your mind of what a strawberry is.  Now – 2020+.

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