Champagne ‘Rosé de Craie’

Champagne Etienne Calsac

Etienne Calsac Rose de Craie - Packshot
Type

Sparkling Rose Wine

Appellation

Champagne

Variety

90% Chardonnay
10% Pinot Noir

Etienne produces a confidential amount of rosé each year using Pinot Noir from 'Vertus,' blended with a selection of base wine from 'L’Echapée Belle.' Etienne’s goal is to create a pale-hued rosé reminiscent of the Blanc de Blancs house style.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Blend of parcels from Grauves, Avize, and Bisseuil. Pinot Noir vineyard is named "Vertus".

Soil type

Limestone with clay and chalk (Vertus) / Chalk and limestone (Côte des Blancs)

Vines planted in1980s, 1990s
Vineyard size2 ha
Vinification

This wine is vinified as a 'rosé d’assemblage,' meaning that the Pinot Noir is blended into the base wine before secondary fermentation in bottle.

ElevageAged on fine lees during 7 months before racking. 15% of the wine is aged in used barrels, not cold-stabilized
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfiltered
Additional info
Total production average1500 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084733
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