- Lighter style of Rosé champagne
- Historic house established in Aÿ, now based in Epernay
- Pair with seared pigeon and redcurrant sauce and pomme purée (posh mash potato) or go for a lobster roll with Kewpie mayonnaise in a brioche bun.
Being a 50:50 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay and a small addition of between 8-9% pinot noir red wine, this style of Rosé definitely has a lighter touch. It's fresh and delicate with the nose leaning more towards light red florals, redcurrants, strawberry and some spice.
The palate is balanced and mouth watering with well-defined tannin adding in some smoky, savoury notes. Where's the food? Although delicious for a glass or so, the vibrant acidity, juicy cherry fruit and little bite from the tannin makes this more of a food wine. The structure would suggest comfortably sitting in the cellar for a few years, IF you can resist the temptation.
Our tasting panel thought:
"Aroma opens up to cherry, raspberry and petite berries with high tones of fresh flower." Alexandre Rougeot - Director of Clos Cachet Fine Wine Imports.
"Earthy style with grippy tannin and chewy red fruit particularly strawberry and raspberry. Savoury finish, delicious." Kyla Kirkpatrick - The Champagne Dame