Alexandre Le Brun, Brut Zero Rosé ‘Cuvée Dilection’ Millésime Monthelon 2009

DJK Imports, South San Francisco CA.

85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier from a sirloin parcel in Monthelon with vines first planted in 1902. Raised entirely in barrique. No dosage.

Candy apple red. Moreish with an oriental tonality, expressed by notions of sandalwood, sichuan sparerib, incense and the warmth of amber. The palate shows a chewy texture with a ripe acorny saltiness, and the fruit runs to rusty tangerine and mara de bois. Finishes smoky. Now – 2025+.

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