The colour, brilliant pink, is shimmering and intense. The bubbles are fine and the mousse persistent.
The nose, satisfyingly intense, is both fresh and young. It gives off aromas of red fruit (freshly crushed wild raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant).
On the palate, this is a velvety wine of fine balance, and body - a subtle wine with flavours of fresh fruit.
In all, a very pleasing wine of balance and youth.
L'addition method is used to make the Prestige Rose to ensure consistency and quality. 85% of the fruit is vinified as white wine and to this is added the other 15% that has been vinified as a red Pinot Noir wine from the best sources in Montagne de Reims and Les Riceys. This gives the Prestige Rose its distinctive salmon pink colour. The wine is aged for 3 years. The dosage is similar to the non-vintage. The Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose also has a high proportion of Chardonnay which is synonymous of the Taittinger style.
A delicious, fragrant aperitif, the wine is also a subtle accompaniment to fruit desserts, including fruit tart, fruit salad and red fruit crumble.