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Ernest Rapeneau Champagne, produced in Epernay, the capitol of the Champagne region, was founded in 1901 by the head of the family, Ernest Louis Rapeneau. The family-run Champagne House is one of the last of its’ kind, operating on such a large scale, handing down the family expertise more than five generations. The House sources from 420 family grown and managed acres of estate vineyards. Grapes are carefully selected in order to craft the perfect blend. Each champagne emulates heritage of inimitable style created to delight and make those great occasions very special.
Production Process: Méthode Champenoise, is the traditional method by which Rapeneau Champagne is produced. The wine goes through a vigorous process starting with; primary fermentation following the capping and crowning of the bottles. Next the wine goes through secondary fermentation, aged at a 45 degree angle and riddled. Concluding the process the bottle necks are frozen, the corks removed, a dosage of sugar is added, bottles re-corked and finished. This process has been used for centuries and ensures the highest quality wines with more layers of complexity and fruit than bubbles made through a different process.
The Rose an exceptionally high quality wine; presents itself as a lovely salmon pink color with an endless number of persistent bubbles. Clean tasting with red berry flavors; cherries and raspberries, the body gives way to a refined finale. The Rose is a fresh bubbly blend of 20% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 12% Pinot Meunier and 15% Coteaux Champenois Rouge.
ABV: 12% ALC./VOL