- One of the most recognisable champagnes in the world
- Pinot noir dominant rosé
- Dinner party staple
A copper coloured rosé champagne that is bursting with red fruit aromas. One of the first rosé champagnes created in 1818 that withstands the test of time.
A little over 200 years ago, Madame Clicquot re-invented the rosé champagne by blending red wine from the Bouzy region with still white wine. Through this revolutionary process, not only did Madame Clicquot completely changed the way rosé champagne is made, she unknowingly shaped the future of her champagne house by making it one of the most iconic champagne houses in the world!
"This is a lesson in what a difference 12% red wine can make in a blend, particularly in the hands of one of the finest red wine houses in all of Champagne.
In its medium salmon guise, this is an elegant, refined and pretty rosé, in an appealingly fruit-focused style of vibrant strawberries, red cherries and red apple.
Pinot noir takes a confident lead in a fleshy and full mid-palate which coasts into a long finish of accurate line. The brioche, nougat and roast almond of lees maturity are more prominent in the 2012 base than usual, beautifully supporting its fruit presence.
Tannins are impeccably handled, leaving lively acidity to define the structure, uninterrupted by well-integrated dosage. The 2012 base represents a particularly distinguished Clicquot Rosé."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019