« Premier Cru » from Rilly-La-Montagne in the
« Montagne de Reims » in the « Appellation Champagne ».
Average age of the vines : 40 years-old.
Clayey-chalky soil with a limestone subsoil.
High Environmental Quality and Sustainable Viticulture.
Traditional Massal Selection.
Blending Rosé with 30% Pinot Noir,
40% Meunier (reserve wine 2016) and
30% red wine AOC Champagne from the 2018 harvest.
Bottled : April 2019.
Ageing in our cellars: minimum of 2 years before. disgorging .
To the eye: Light mousse, with a copper or
salmon-coloured glint with regular bubbles.
To the nose: Bouquet of blackberries or
raspberries that is rather discreet at the beginning,
which then gradually opens up.
On the palate: A frank and lively attack of flavour, built by the Pinots, harmony, suppleness then freshness of roses and apricot with a nice finish.
It is best served with deep water fish that tastes of the sea, either steamed or lightly fried then seasoned with the freshest spices (aniseed, ginger, cardamom) which is served with crystallised fruits such as lemon or with crispy vegetables (carrots, courgettes, radishes , bean shoots).,
This fresh and light rosé champagne goes beautifully with Far Eastern foods such as sushis, sashimis and tempuras from Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan. It can also be enjoyed with a strawberry or raspberry tart.
Best served chilled at 8°C.
We have associated 30% of our own red wine from the 2018 harvest with the Pinots of 2016 to achieve the desired salmon colour and full-bodied intensity of red fruit aromas.
« This cuvée reveals a rather fine and playful nose of discreet and elegant white fruits, far from an easy exuberance. The palate expresses itself in the same way, with a sparkling and vibrant wine and a millimeter bubble. Great brut. »
Cuvée “Grand Brut Rilly” according to the Guide Hachette des vins 2018
« Beautiful complex reserve with a nose of fine white fruits and almond paste. The palate is in line with this with a clean and complex fruit, a well found balance between vinosity, finesse of bubbles and length. A nice champagne to open for the right occasions. »
Cuvée “Brut Extra Reserve” according to the Guide des champagnes 2019 Gault et Millau
« A full and perfumed cuvée, floral in the mouth, light and round at the same time “… “. The Maurice Lepitre estate is a safe bet in the whole range, guaranteeing exemplary quality consistency and a real attachment to the terroir. Great Art…«
Cuvée ” Heritage ” according to the Guide des vins Dussert – Gerber 2020
«Chardonnay contributes 60% to this blend, with the two black grape varieties complementing it. After five years on laths, the champagne displays a brilliant pale gold color with a lively effervescence. The nose mixes acacia and butter with nuances of evolution recalling hazelnut, candied fruits or macerated in alcohol. The same profile on the palate, where the richness and vinosity are balanced by a beautiful underlying acidity.»
Cuvée ” Brut Extra Reserve “, according to the Guide Hachette des vins 2020
« Created in 1905 by Maurice Lepitre, managed from 1926 by his widow, the property with half-timbered cellars has been managed since 1981 by their descendant, Bernard Milliex. This one exploits 7ha in the Montagne de Reims, not far from the Cité des Sacres.»
About the winemaker, Guide Hachette des vins 2020