Daily Wine 10/10/17:
Michel Turgy – Rosé – Grand Cru – Champagne – Brut – NV
- This wine is a blend of finished white and red wines based of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, respectively.
- The Chardonnay comes from the Grand Cru village of Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger and the Pinot Noir comes from the Grand Cru village of Bouzy.
- The majority is Chardonnay, but the small amount of Pinot Noir creates the blush color and maintains the freshness and lineage typical of Michel Turgy.
- Turgy is located in the heart of the Côtes des Blancs and they have six hectares of Chardonnay planted. The soil here has a large layer of limestone with a great balance of drainage and water retention.
- Harvest is done manually and the traditional method of producing Champagne begins to take place.
- Michel Turgy Champagne house was born in 1881 in Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger. Emile Turgy married Eugénie Doiselet, a small vineyard owner, founded the farm and Maurice, their son, created the Turgy brand in the 1920s.
- In 1955, Michel Turgy took over until 1995. Today, Jean Michel and his wife Catherine are now in control of the operation.
- Aged for two years on the lees.
- Dosage is less than 5 g/l.
- Pair this with sushi.