2010 - OLIVIER HORIOT - Champagne "Rosé de Saignée" Cuvée Séve, Cote des Bars

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Olivier Horiot has been a revelation in the champagne region in the recent years.

He took over his dad’s vineyard in 1999. The estate has been producing "still wines", since 1600, and all of the production used to be sold to the local cooperative. Since 2000, Olivier has created his own label and produced some superb champagnes with a strong personality. 

This surprisingly dark coloured Rose Champagne is an experience in a lifetime, it's such a delicate yet delicious expression of Pinot Noir Rosé Champagnes.

The Seve en Barmont Extra Brut rose Champagne 2010 is rose de Saignee (macerated rose) tastes like ripe strawberries and wild raspberries, and has the significant chalky character from the terroir expression. The palate is powerful and coats the mouth as the Champagne has some barrel ageing too. Pure expression of Pinot Noir from one of the the warmer vineyards of the estate named 'En Barmont'. Perfect match with a red berries tart, or on its own as aperitif.