Champagne Lallier’s Grand Rosé is made exclusively from Grand Cru parcels (from Aÿ, Verzenay, Oger and Cramant) selected for their low yield at harvest. Rather than separately vinifying and then blending Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, winemaker Francis Tribaut prefers the ‘millefeuille’ technique. By alternately layering Chardonnay and Pinot Noir during a temperature controlled maceration Francis is able to extract colour without tannin - the juice of then larger berried Chardonnay is coloured a delicate shade of rosé, and the tannins from the smaller berried Pinot Noir are tempered. The wine is aged on lees for at least 3 years; disgorged 4 months before shipping with a dosage of 8g/l of reserve wine aged in oak. The result is an elegant Pinot Noir dominated rosé Champagne that is ideal as an apéritif.