Have you ever had a champagne that made you swoon? It certainly feels that this has the potential to hypnotise or completely steal your attention. This has real sex appeal. Revealing layer upon layer of musky forest berries, raspberry, blackberry and mulberry. coupled with cooking spice. Add the unmistakable notes of pastry and it almost feels like your nose is underneath a freshly baked cherry pie. Seduction is the key word here.
"Released prior to the 2005 – which was deemed too tannic and opulent to be unleashed just yet – this is a rosé blended from red wine, half from the Côte des Bar (for smooth, fleshy fruitiness), and half from the Montagne de Reims (for minerality, smoky, spicy complexity and edgy, angular tannins).
The first surprise of this cuvée, on my first sneak preview prior to its release in early 2015, was its captivating delicacy for both the house and the vintage. The second surprise, following two more years on lees, is its freeze-frame evolution and elegant freshness. Its medium salmon copper–hue is undeviating, as are its refined rose petal fragrance and wild strawberry, cherry and pink grapefruit flavours, melting seamlessly into a vortex of brioche, pink pepper and ginger, effortlessly capturing a complex array of diverse rosé personalities with seamless finesse, at once vivacious, lively, contemplative and complex. Texture is marvellous, at once creamy and vibrant, all the while projecting pronounced yet seamless chalk minerality as the defining theme. A delightful champagne for long conversations on cool nights."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019
63% pinot noir and 37% chardonnay, including 8% pinot noir red wine; a blend from 15 villages including Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant and Vertus for chardonnay; Avenay, Louvois, Tauxières, Ambonnay and Aÿ for pinot noir; and Bouzy, Ambonnay, Les Riceys, Verzenay and Hautvillers for pinot noir red wine
Please note: Price rise as of 1st October 2018.
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