Joel Falmet - "Nacarat" Champagne - Brut Rosé
The grapes for this wine are all sustainably farmed. Joël is one of only a few producers to use a soléra system for his vin de reserve. Currently it is a 12 year old soléra, which significantly adds to the depth and complexity of his Champagnes. Each vintage he blends 30% wine from the solera, with the current vintage. The “Nacarat” cuvée spends 30 months on the lees before disgorgement. This Rosé is produced by adding about 10% still red Pinot Noir back in to the blend. Joël bottles his wine with a low, 9 grams per liter dosage. Annual production only 158
This Brut Rosé is made primarily from Pinot Noir. The Aube is known for growing some of the best Pinot Noir in Champagne, and for producing some of the best Rosé in the region. Joel’s Nacarat has body you would expect from the Aube, however it is unexpectedly bright and balanced in the mouth. Joël’s Rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. So, aromas of wild strawberry, and hints of raspberry, are balanced by subtle citrus notes. While this wine is great on its own, it is also a fantastic food wine, perfect for salmon, tuna, and pork dishes.