December 1st – We believe that the new Rothschild Rare Collection 2013 cuvées are the finest interpretation of a typical Champagne vintage viewed through the lens of the Rare Collection style.
These Grands Vins from the last vintage to be harvested late in October are reminiscent of those cold, foggy autumnal harvests that have been so characteristic of the Champagne region for hundreds of years but which are becoming much less common today.
Rothschild Rare Collection 2013 forges a link between the past, present and future. With all the power of its contemporary character and the cellar-ageing capacity that will see it through the years, it embodies the interpretation of the late vintages of the past.
The 2013 vintage is exemplified by a great Blanc de Blancs with captivating, clear-cut aromas and a Rosé version with dazzling fruit and infinite length.
“Following the successful launch of our prestigious Rare Collection range, we are delighted to bring you this new opus from the magnificent 2013 vintage. This cuvée, produced as a Blanc de Blancs and a Rosé, combines the renown of the Champagne region’s historically late harvests with the unique and dazzling style of the Rare Collection range.” – Frédéric Mairesse, Managing Director, Champagne Barons de Rothschild
Rare Collection, an exceptional range produced in limited quantities
In keeping with the family’s desire to create wines of supreme elegance showcasing the great Chardonnays, the Rothschild Rare Collection Blanc de Blancs is made exclusively from Chardonnays originating from the 4 Grands Crus in the Côte des Blanc: Avize, Cramant, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
In Like a “Blanc de Blancs Rosé”, the Rothschild Rare Collection Rosé blends the 4 Chardonnay Grands Crus with a touch of red wine that we craft ourselves in a dedicated vat room.
Here, our rigorous craft approach to winemaking is illustrated by our decision to cellar-age the champagnes for at least 8 years and then allow them to rest for a further year after disgorgement before their release.
The Rare Collection wines are crafted with the same meticulous care that the family affords its most prestigious “Grands Vins” in France and around the world. Their production is limited and available on allocation only.
THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD STYLE
This exquisite champagne reflects the expertise of the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House at its highest level of excellence. 100% Chardonnay, the Champagne House’s favourite grape variety, and originating exclusively from 4 Grands Crus vinified by individual plot, it illustrates the pinnacle of our “art of selection”.
Its creation, the fruit of infinite patience, is the culmination of the Family’s vision and our quest for perfect harmony magnified by the purity of an uncompromising minimal dosage.
THE FIRST AND ONLY VINTAGE ROSE CHAMPAGNE CREATED BY THE ROTHSCHILD FAMILY
This champagne is the union of two of the Champagne House’s exceptional areas of expertise: the blending of the Chardonnay Grands Crus (92%) and the careful crafting of a Pinot Noir red wine that we have vinified ourselves as a dedicated cuvée.
There are only very few exceptional years that allow us to create this Rare Collection Rosé, a unique blend of a great Blanc de Blancs and a fine red wine from the same year
About Champagne Barons de Rothschild
Founded in 2005, Champagne Barons de Rothschild is a family-owned wine estate dear to the hearts of the three branches of the Rothschild Family – today represented by Baron Philippe Sereys de Rothschild (Château Mouton Rothschild), Baron Benjamin and his wife Ariane (Château Clarke – Edmond de Rothschild Group), and Baron Eric and his daughter Saskia (Château Lafite Rothschild). The Barons joined forces, for the first time in their history, to create a jointly-owned wine estate and craft a unique interpretation of a Grand Vin de Champagne combining the elegance of the Chardonnay with long ageing and the purity of a minimalist dosage.