Dufour Rose Extra Brut NV
Charles Dufour is a rising star from the current hotbed of young talents in Champagne, the Aube in the south. He is fully biodynamic, and farms 6ha which he inherited from his family (alright for some). Charle's wine making is very hands off - he uses natural yeast, only adds very minimal amounts of sulphur, and doesn't filter or fines his wines.
Made from a 100% Pinot Noir, which is quite unusual for Champagne, they are usually made from a blend of white wine with a splash of red to give the pink colour. Due to this being 100% Pinot the colour is darker, and the wine has a more intense, red fruit character with a savoury, spicy edge to it. Really different, full of character and great fun to try - so much more interesting than most pink Champagnes.