MILLÉSIME 2010

Champagne Barons de Rothschild

GRAPE VARIETIES

50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

WINEMAKERS

Frederic Mairesse
Guillaume Lette

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.1
Alcohol
12%

BACKGROUND

The Rothschild family name is celebrated throughout the world as leaders both in financial banking and owners of some of the most storied wine estates in the world, including Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Lafite Rothschild in Bordeaux, France. In 2005, three of the family branches joined forces for the first time with a united mission to create an eponymous Champagne of uncompromising dedication to quality with fruit sourced from the best terroirs in the appellation.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Our vintage cuvée from 2010, aged on the lees for 7 years, is the result of a selection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes in the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The low dosage of the liquor was skillfully prepared by the Cellar Master.

The Millésime 2010 is the result of a year of exceptional weather, marked by drought, abundant rains that appeared just before harvest, a vintage of great potential and wines of great concentration. Autumn was ideal and brought the Champagne quietly to winter in optimal conditions. The snow covered the vineyards of Champagne from December to January with an average temperature of 32°F. The vines grew rapidly; we quickly passed the first leaves, buds and then small grapes. The month of July was impacted by heavy rainfall followed by a tumultuous weather in August.

TASTING NOTES

The Millésime 2010 Brut is distinguished by a beautiful crystalline golden color with gold highlights. The effervescence is fine and persistent with delicate bubbles. The nose is very expressive, revealing freshness, finesse and complexity. It exhales aromas of white fresh fruits evolving on spicy notes of licorice, pepper and sweet spices. The attack in the mouth is precise and lemony, dominated by subtle aromas of pear and peach. It gives way to an extraordinary length and tension, subtly dosed, giving this excellent vintage a perfect balance between elegance and generosity.

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