2017 Savart Expression Rose Champagne
Fred Savart is one of the most engaging and energetic vignerons currently in Champagne. Based in the village of Ecueil where most of his holdings are located, Fred also farms a handful of vines across into Villiers-aux-Noeuds, along with most recently accessing plots in Le Mesnil and Oger. His wines are largely based on Pinot Noir, with a smaller amount of Chardonnay, and while initially there was a focus on fermentation in stainless steel, more increasingly his wines are raised in barriques and demi-muids. Each of his wines are born out of inspiration and intuition rather than any sort of set formula, and are routinely some of the best expressions of terroir viewed through the vagaries of vintage.
Expression Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir from three old vineyards in the village of Ecueil growing in the lieux-dits of Aillys, Chaillots derrière Moutier and Gillys. It is always a single vintage and zero dosage, and production is very limited at about 600 bottles each year.