Michel Mailliard

Cuvée Rosé Alexia 1er Cru Brut – NV

Region: France - Champagne

Michel Mailliard

Vertus, the village in Champagne’s famous Côte des Blancs, has been the home of the Mailliard family for four generations. Although the wine tradition is the thread of the family history, and while the first official references date back to 1894, the real founder of the House is Alexis Mailliard, born more than a century ago. Today, the third and fourth generations, Michel and Gregory respectively, take care of the 23 hectare (55 acre) family vineyard.

 

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The home of Champagne Michel Mailliard can be found in Vertus, the heart of the Côte des Blancs. Vertus is the first commune of Champagne in the Marne department and its terroir of 500 hectares is classified as Premier Cru. Today, the third and fourth generations take care of our vineyard of 23 hectares, half of which are in Vertus and its surroundings and, for the most part, planted with Chardonnay.
  • Although the wine tradition is the thread of our family history and while the first official references date back to 1894, the real founder of the House is Alexis Mailliard, born more than a century ago.
  • Thanks to his legacy completed with his own passion for wine, Michel Mailliard added a new dimension and a cultural component to the family history: he developed the company, expanded the vineyard and established the brand Champagne Michel Mailliard.
  • Therefore, we are able to present today a wide array of fine Champagnes and an enoteca with aged and very special Cuvées.
  • The objective of our House is to grow and create Champagnes that reflect the vision and sensory cues that have been passed on from father to son.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Named after Michel Mailliard’s daughter, Alexia, the Cuvée Rosé Alexia lives up to all you expect from a noble and prestigious wine.
  • A perfect effervescence or fragrances instantly develops in the mouth. Hints of strawberries and raspberries, of fudge and Tarte Tatin.
  • This Cuvée  is an ideal aperitif but works well with desserts and dishes such as salmon with lemon.
Wine Summary

90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir from Premier Cru vineyards; Brut – Residual sugar 7.0 g/L; Alcohol : 12.45%; the home of Champagne Michel Mailliard can be found in Vertus, the heart of the Côte des Blancs; Vertus is the first commune of Champagne in the Marne department and its terroir of 500 hectares is classified as Premier Cru; named after Michel Mailliard’s daughter, Alexia, the Cuvée Rosé Alexia lives up to all you expect from a noble and prestigious wine; a perfect effervescence or fragrances instantly develops in the mouth, hints of strawberries and raspberries, of fudge and Tarte Tatin.

Technical Information
  • 90 % Chardonnay – 10 % Pinot Noir all from Premier Cru vineyards
  • By blending in a portion of still red wine
  • Brut – Residual sugar 7.00 g/L
  •  Alcohol level: 12.45 %

General Info

Country France
Region Champagne
Appellation(s) Côte des Blancs
Proprietors Michel Mailliard
Founded 1894
Winemaker Michel & Gregory Mailliard (father & son)
Annual Production 3,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable