This rosé Champagne is one hundred percent Pinot Noir grown in twelve crus, mostly in Montagne de Reims and including the grand crus of Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois, and Tours-sur-Marne. The wine ages at least four years prior to disgorgement and release.
It’s body is a glistering salmon color with a quiet but persistent perlage. The bead spirits notes of nut and crusty baguette that mingle with snappy strawberries and citrus, like the tartest jam on bread. The texture is foamy and fizzes into a creamy mousse of white mushroom, hazelnut, brioche, and bread. Dominant, though, is its sense of copious sharp pink fruits attenuating toward the finish, which is lime juice tart.
A cleansing aperitif and accompaniment to rich canapés, gougères, young cheeses, and smoked fish.
12% abv | $100 (sample) Imported by Laurent-Perrier US