Pierre Gerbais


Pierre Gerbais Grains de Celles Rosé|Rosé|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Savoury Textured

Winemaking

Winemaking


Organic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Raspberry

Celles-sur-Ource

Celles-sur-Ource

What to expect


- Delicate and well made Rosé using the assemblage method

- One of the stars in the south of champagne - Côte des Bar

- Pair with pork and prawn dumpling with ginger 

This is the same wine as the Grains des Celles with the addition of 10% pinot noir red wine. Its blend of 55% pinot noir (including 10% Coteaux Champenois Rouge), 22.5% chardonnay and 22.5% pinot blanc. Extra-brut dosage of 3-4 g/L with 30 months on lees

Creamy and supple in style with plenty of soft red fruit and the kind of moreish texture to keep you coming back. Think Provencal Rosé with the addition of a secondary ferment and you are in that same, dry, mineral and satisfying league.

This is one of the forgotten grape varietals that the new young guns of champagne have started replanting and experimenting with. Pinot Blanc was one of the original varieties used in champagne and is particularly aromatic and lifted.

All of the fruit from this stellar house is sourced from the the South of Champagne in the Cotes des Bar which is rich in Kimmeridgian clay and adds a different spin on the aromatic profile compared to the northern regions of Champagne. The base year is 2014 which was an exceptional year.  

 

$90.00

Club Price $85.50 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Savoury Textured

Winemaking

Winemaking


Organic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Raspberry

What to expect


- Delicate and well made Rosé using the assemblage method

- One of the stars in the south of champagne - Côte des Bar

- Pair with pork and prawn dumpling with ginger 

This is the same wine as the Grains des Celles with the addition of 10% pinot noir red wine. Its blend of 55% pinot noir (including 10% Coteaux Champenois Rouge), 22.5% chardonnay and 22.5% pinot blanc. Extra-brut dosage of 3-4 g/L with 30 months on lees

Creamy and supple in style with plenty of soft red fruit and the kind of moreish texture to keep you coming back. Think Provencal Rosé with the addition of a secondary ferment and you are in that same, dry, mineral and satisfying league.

This is one of the forgotten grape varietals that the new young guns of champagne have started replanting and experimenting with. Pinot Blanc was one of the original varieties used in champagne and is particularly aromatic and lifted.

All of the fruit from this stellar house is sourced from the the South of Champagne in the Cotes des Bar which is rich in Kimmeridgian clay and adds a different spin on the aromatic profile compared to the northern regions of Champagne. The base year is 2014 which was an exceptional year.  

 

About the house

About the house


Journalist review

The Gerbais family has been growing vines in Celles-sur-Ource for eight generations and making wine since 1930. After the Second World War, Pierre Gerbais began investing heavily in vineyard land, while he started with just 0.4 hectares of vines, the domaine has grown to nearly 18 hectares today. His son Pascal is now at the helm of the estate, and since 2009, Pascal’s son Aurélien has been working together with the family as well. Responsible agriculture is at the heart of the Gerbais philosophy, and since 1996, the estate has been a member of Ampelos, an organisation that controls and certifies sustainable viticulture. Ampelos allows no chemical fertilisers, herbicides or insecticides, and Gerbais grows cover crops where appropriate, ploughing the vineyards regularly as well. Gerbais owns both a traditional vertical press and a pneumatic one, and while it’s necessary to have multiple presses for an estate of this size, he notes that the characters of the two are different. “The extraction in the traditional press is more precise, since it takes a longer time,” he says. “It’s better for certain terroirs.” All of the wines are fermented in tank, “for precision, and to respect the terroir,” says Gerbais, although he has begun using some demi-muids (600 litre capacity Barrels) for ageing. All of the wines go through malolactic fermentation, and they are bottled without fining or filtration. Peter Liem – TheChampagneGuide.net  

Journalist review


"The NV Extra Brut Grains de Celles Rosé (base 2015) is another terrific entry-level Champagne in this range. Creamy and ample, the Rosé exudes a striking interplay of richness and freshness. The Rosé is 55% Pinot Noir (including 10% still wine), 22.5% Chardonnay and 22.5% Pinot Blanc, in other words, the same blend as the straight NV, with the addition of 10% still red Pinot. Readers will find an expressive, vinous Rosé that captures the generous style of the Aube and Celles sur Ource. Drink: 2019-2027. 92 pointsI was deeply impressed with the Champagnes from Pierre Gerbais this year. Aurelien Gerbais crafts wines of real distinction and personality from 18 hectares of vineyards in the tiny village of Celles sur Ource. Sustainable farming, old vines and deep expression of variety in the top wines are at the heart of what makes these Champagnes compelling."  Antonio Galloni