In its youth, the wine is a light copper gold color that evolves to a light, salmon pink color when mature. Vivacious and fruity aromas of red currant and fresh red fruit with notes of Morello cherry. Refined flavors of fraises de bois, violet, slightly toasted hazelnuts and brioche are elegantly presented in this sophisticated, well-structured Rose.
Wine Maker Notes
Just as our Brut Première Cuvée, our Rosé is produced from a first pressing only. Purity and finesse are therefore a shared distinction.
Great Champagne is a blend by definition, and our Rosé follows the rule.
Pinot Noir is pressed rapidly, with juice and skins separated at once, to obtain a clear white wine, which is then blended with the juice of Pinot Noir vinified as Rosé (achieved by briefly leaving the black skins on the juice) or with red wine of the same grape, the result of fermenting the skins with the juice for a complete extraction of colour. This can be done with the red wine produced in our region known as Bouzy Rouge. Whatever the method, Pinot Noir in its three variations makes up 85% of the blend. To that we include a touch of Chardonnay (15%) to add elegance to the fruit of the Pinot Noir.
As with all our champagnes, the "dosage" is very low to produce an authentic brut wine, quite unlike the sweetened rosés of inferior quality.
Here again, every single bottle shows a counter-label with the date or the disgorgement.
Our Rosé Première Cuvée is presented in clear bottles to show its delicate hue. It is an ideal wine for a Champagne Lunch or Supper, best with poultry and creamy cheese.
It is produced in very limited quantities : 35 000 to 45000 bottles a year.
A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir was rapidly pressed and the skins immediately removed to avoid discoloration, which is then blended with the juice of some Pinot Noir vinified as a light red by leaving the skins on the juice. The Chardonnay for this blend was grown in the northern reaches of the Cote des Blancs which lends freshness and acidity.