We have a Cuvee that we have never offered before by great Champagne grower Laherte Freres. Laherte Freres was started by Jean Baptiste Laherte, who planted vines in the village of Chavot in 1889. Since 2005 Aurélien Laherte, 7th generation wine-maker, has been running the estate and working sustainably in their 11 hectares of vineyards. Aurélien wants his Champagnes to showcase the vineyards they are soured from, so he works hard to preserve that character. The dosages are also low, only 2.5 grams for this rose so that the vineyard expression can shine through and not be masked by sugar. The Rose de Meunier is 100% Pinot Meunier from the vintages 2016 (40% barrel-aged) and 2017 made using a combination of Saignee for 30%, still red wine for 10%, and 60% Blanc. The vines here are on average 30 years old and are planted on clay soils plowed by horses. This goes through a partial malolactic fermentation, which helps retain freshness and ages on the lees for six months before disgorgement. It is a fresh and powerful style of rose that shows off Laherte Frere's Pinot Meunier's beauty, with a deep core of fruit and a complex mix of herbs, spices, flowers, and minerality. This rose has some serious structure for a wine in this price range but is a bottle that can still be enjoyed young. The Rose de Meunier is an excellent choice for the grower Champagne lover and almost unbeatable at this pricing.