Project Description

 Waris-Larmandier

L’Instant de Passions

Extra-Brut Rosé NV Champagne

 Waris-Larmandier L’Instant de Passions Extra-Brut Rosé NV Champagne

L’Instant de Passions Rosé is sourced from the estate’s biodynamically farmed, old-vine chardonnay plots in the Grand Cru villages of Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs and pinot noir from the Côte des Bar. The Waris-Larmandier family utilizes natural and regenerative agricultural practices—L’Instant de Passions Rosé is a certified organic and biodynamic Champagne. The Waris-Larmandier style is terroir-focused, understated, structured, and ultra-elegant.

L’Instant de Passions Rosé is a very limited, complex œil de perdrix rosé with mellow, earthy mushroom nuances, melting into strawberries, pink grapefruit, saline notes, and baking spices. The harmonious palate has a savory, smooth and creamy texture and a long, elegant and supple finish. A rosé that can be enjoyed before a meal but also has the tension to pair beautifully with food.

Vinification – Grapes are picked separately, hand-harvested and crushed in a traditional 4000 kg vertical wooden basket press; only free-run juice is used for the primary fermentation. Chardonnay and pinot noir are barrel-fermented separately with native yeasts in 600L demi-muid Burgundy barrels and Avize Champagne barrels. Malolactic fermentation is spontaneous following alcoholic fermentation. The base wines are aged 6 to 18 months before blending 20% still pinot noir and secondary fermentation in bottle, followed by 24 to 36 months of lees aging, sur lattes. Disgorgements are done according to the lunar cycle—dosage 5g/L.

  • Site: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Bar

  • Grapes: 80% Chardonnay / 20% Pinot Noir

  • Base Vintage: 2015

  • Reserve Wines: 30% 2012-2013

  • Vine Age: Over 50 years old

  • Soil: Chalky, clay

  • Vinification: Pressing in basket press, alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in 600L barrels. 20% Still pinot noir blended.

  • Malolactic Fermentation: Spontaneous, partial

  • Secondary Fermentation: Méthode Champenoise with liqueur de tirage

  • Aging: 36 months on the lees, sur lattes

  • Disgorgement: June 10, 2021

  • Dosage: 5g/L

  • Filtration: None, cold-stabilized

  • Farming: Certified Organic by Ecocert and Certified Biodynamic by Demeter

  • Vegan: Yes