Two Words: Steak Champagne.
RS stands for Rosé de Saignée. This vinous and serious champers consists of 100% old vine Pinot Meunier, yielding a bright and fruity Champagne with serious length and complexity. After harvest, the Pinot Meunier was macerated for a day on its skins with 30% of the juice pressed into barrel for added structure before secondary fermentation.
- Jérôme Bourgeois-Diaz is a 4th generation vigneron, who took over his father’s domain in 2001 after pursuing a career in industrial sales.
- Jérôme biodynamically farms 7 hectares of vines that are 35 years of age - Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - that thrive in clay and limestone soils.
- He uses a traditional Coquard Champagne press, that involves three people working it at all times and carefully rearranging the grapes every couple of presses.
- Rosé de Saignée is a process where a portion of the fermenting juice is bled off and left to ferment on its own, yielding a more savory and richer wine.
- Red meat of all kinds.
- Drinking a glass of this while watching the World Cup.
- Motorcycle boots.