- High quality producer using sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery
- Based along the Marne Valley in famous Mareuil-sur-Aÿ near Billecart-Salmon
- Pair with Cognac flambeed prawns (for fancy) or a Chicken Parma (for simple)
The nose is vibrant, showing lots of red cherry, raspberry notes and patisserie. The palate is soft, round and supple with a creamy mousse and showing sone aged characteristics and oxidative notes.
It is certainly the norm for champagne houses to make a rosé champagne, but not many go to the lengths of Philipponnat when making theirs. Based on 2008 vintage this is mainly pinot noir at 75% with 20% chardonnay and 5% meunier. there is a small amount of red wine addition from both 'Les Riceys' (small town n the South of Champagne) and Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ.
It has had part-malolactic and part-barrel maturation and like the other 'Royale Reserve' range, this contains a blend of 18% perpetual reserve wines in oak for added complexity and depth. It was disgorged in April 2013, so 4 years on lees plus some months after in cellar, post-disgorgement and the dosage sits around 9 grams residual sugar.
Stunning Rosé and is equal to the quality and level of say Charles Heidsieck, Alfred Gratien and Ruinart Rosé's.