Style: Rosé Champagne
Region: Vallee de la Marne, Champagne
Varietals: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
Pairing Ideas: Anything that's salty or fried pairs magically with Champagne. Champagne isn't just an aperitif - try pairing it with a main course as well. I'd recommend a ribeye paired with this bottle. A pairing so delicious it should come with a disclaimer!
Producer Profile: Jean-Paul Hébrart took over Marc Hébrart from his father in 1997. His father had been producing estate-bottled wines since 1964. Jean-Paul harvests, presses, and vinifies each of his over 85 plots separately, blending sites to make harmonious wines that reflect the personality of the grower as well as the terroir. A majority of the wines are fermented in steel, though old used barrels have become a part of his program for Rive Gauche-Rive Droite and his new wine, Clos de Léon, both of which are fermented and aged in neutral barrique.
What Peter Liem is saying about this wine “Hébrart’s wines have a broad appeal: if you like to think about your wines, they’re intellectually engaging enough to satisfy you; on the other hand, if you’re just looking to drink, they’re simply delicious. The wines are full and generous without being weighty, complex, and soil-driven without being demanding. Overall, the entire range is of consistently high quality, and represents excellent value for the money.” Peter Liem, American Wine Critic & Author