Brut Rosé Leucquois
AOP Côtes de Toul
Once flourishing, Lorraine vineyards have been destroyed by 3 consecutive French-German wars: 1870, 1914 and 1939. In the early 1950's, a handful of talented winegrowers and winemakers, whose families have always lived in the area, decided to revive the appellation and replanted vines that could thrive in this very continental weather. 45 years later, vines are blossoming and the Cotes de Toul appellation is back on the map!
Planted on 1.3 hectares of clay-limestone and silt soils, on a "cuesta" topography similar to some areas in Burgundy, Gamay grapes are harvested and sorted out manually by the same team every year. The juice from direct press goes into fermentation under temperature control and is raised on fine lies in stainless steel tanks for 3 to 4 months. The second fermentation happens in the bottle and the wine is raised on racks during 12 months.
While its nose reveals powerful notes of strawberry and raspberry, its mouth is round and full with an elegant acidity and a pleasant fruity finish. Bubbles are thin and vibrant, bringing zesty notes to the wine. Ideal as an aperitif, Brut Leucquois les Eveques will pair beautifully with desserts, exotic food an soft cheeses.