R. Pouillon & fils "Rosé de Maceration" Brut NV
This wine is 100% pinot noir from the premier cru Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Fabrice macerates the juice on the skins for up to 12 hours before it is pressed and fermented in enamel and neutral barrique. 80% of the wine continues elevage for 8 months, while 20% is racked to neutral barrique where it ages for 18 months. At 8 months of elevage the current year’s wine is blended with the 18-month aged wine from the previous year to complete the assemblage. Doing so allows Fabrice to balance the tannins which naturally come from saignée rosé with the mellowness which comes from time in neutral barrel.
- Pinot Noir
- Premier Cru
- Vallée de la Marne
- 50% enamel, 50% neutral barrique
- 80% 8 months before bottling, 20% 18 months neutral barrique
- 750 ml, 1.5 L