- One of the best value grower 'Brut' champagnes on the market. Always consistent
- Talented Grower - Alexandre Chartogne based in the North of Champagne
- Pair with Smoked Salmon, Tuna Tartare and herbed potatoes
Chartogne's rosé, made from a blend of equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir grown exclusively in sandy soils, has become steadily more refined and sophisticated over the past few years.
This release, which is mostly from 2015 (including about ten percent of red wine from Orizeaux), continues this trend, showing a taut, succulent burst of red cherry and strawberry fruit anchored by a subtly saline complexity of soil.
Its sleek, suede-like texture adds to its sense of stylishness, and it balances all of its components superbly well, feeling both intellectually serious and deliciously easy to drink. Peter Liem
Technical details: A blend of all three grape varieties. Bottled in 2016 and disgorged in September 2019 sitting at 7-8 g/l dosage