2018 Aurelien Lurquin Champagne Saignee de Meunier Rose #154434994
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About Aurelien Lurquin
Certified biodynamic since 2012, Lurquin employs traditional winemaking methods, including the use of a 2000kg traditional press, beautifully restored by his father, and minimal intervention in the vineyards. He allows tall grass, flowers, a few fruit trees, and other organic growth to flourish throughout the vines, promoting biodiversity and protecting his vineyards from frost damage.
Aurelien's meticulous, hands-on approach results in unique, characterful wines with incredible energy, nourishing richness, and a lively texture. His limited production, often only a few hundred bottles per cuvée, has generated high demand and a growing reputation. William Kelley of The Wine Advocate lauds Lurquin as "one of the most talked-about young producers in Champagne," commending the exciting nature of his wines.
Aurelien Lurquin's wines showcase superb winemaking skills, demonstrating the art of transforming excellent vineyard material into exceptional, hands-off wines. His Champagnes and Coteaux Champenois are a testament to the dedication and passion he puts into every bottle. The mousse on his Meunier and Chardonnay are incredibly delicate; with an energy and verve that makes them irresistible. These are saliva-inducing wines, with high tension and high drinkability.
The Blanc Meunier offers an intense pithy freshness, with ginger, and white flowers. The Blanc de Chardonnay boasts a more opulent profile, with a mineral-driven core and notes of Meyer lemon, salinity, and chalk. These wines, along with his Coteaux Champenois (especially the rouge!), are a must-try for any Champagne enthusiast.