94 Insider Points
Pink Champagne on Ice... That Sounds Pretty Fantastic
I can tell you one thing, you won't feel like a prisoner here, even on your own device. Maison Langlet is a new kid on the block, and I have been dying to release this wine ever since our latest French container arrived. Well, ladies and gentlemen, the time is now. Let's dive in for a nice surprise. You won't need any alibis.
A bouquet of brioche and strawberry flowers, with a pleasent creaminess. The palate is fresh and floral, showing notes of light citrus, beeswax and melon. The finish shows impressive length. Plenty of room at the Hotel Langlet. You coming? 94 Points - JZ June '18
Chardonnay 35%, Pinot Noir, 40%, Pinot Meunier with 14% reserve wine Coteaux champenois 25%
Innovation and collaboration are not usually words associated with Champagne. A region firmly rooted in establishment and century-old traditions, the majority of sparkling wine from this renown corner of France remains under control of big-name houses and sells at an equally hefty price.
The three individuals at the helm of Champagne Langlet aim to change all that, offering grandes marques-quality bubbly full of personality and value. Langlet uses a typical cépage for its Rosé Grand Reserve—a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Meunier, almost half of which comes in the form of still red wine added to boost this Champagne’s complexity and body. With a dosage at the low end of what is allowed by law under “Brut Champagne,” this dry sparkler is delicious with food. Enjoy as an aperitif, with chocolate or creamy desserts, as well at every step of an elegant meal that takes please in between.
· This bold rosé gets its concentration and color from the addition of still red wine from the Côteaux Champenois—the official AOC for still wine made within the confines of Champagne.
· Langlet is a new and super modern Champagne house, only recently imported into the U.S.
· The Vallee du Marne is a significant sub zone of Champagne and one that is distinguished by the proliferation of the Pinot Meunier grape. Pinot Meunier makes for highly aromatic, soft bubblies with woodsy notes.
· Founded by three men: Vincent Métiver, a dedicated grape farmer and small-production grower producer, Luc Chaudron, an established Champagne merchant in Reims with a wealth of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards and lastly Frederic Papelard, Langlet’s official ambassador.
Balance and pleasure are at the rendezvous for this rosé wine. The pale, brilliant shade is reminiscent of the hollyhock. The nose compiles zests of citrus and wild berries. The palate is very refreshing and lingers on greedy notes of raspberries.
From the winery:
Vincent Metivier, Luc Chaudron, Frederic Papelard: these three men, all three winemakers and owners of their vineyards, are the origin of Champagnes Langlet. They have made a product assembled in a subtle way, consensual and open to the other: the friend, the artist, the poet, the one who wants the agape to remain in memory ... A product that will satisfy all those who with gluttony, know how to decode their identity. This filiation is not the only singularity of Champagnes Langlet. "You have to be Resolutely modern," said Rimbault, "Champagne Langlet", mobile, evolutionary, progressive, irremediably part of the trends of his time. So the friend plays a vital role in the evolution of his ranges. The immense kitchen set up in the middle of the cellar, in Gland, testifies to this will to share the taste of the party that one knows concentrated in these bottles.
This refreshing wine will taste amazing on it's own, but will also pair great with any seafood dish, specifically salmon, tuna, or shellfish. You can also enjoy this with any mild or soft cheeses.