A hymn to the bright delicacy of Pinot Noir, the Premiere Cuvee Rosé is named on account of its composition of only the first pressing.
Multi-vintage rosé, made with Pinot Noir, is created in two ways:
White wine from Pinot Noir: after a quick pressing, and a fast separation of the skins, the juice is very pale and can be vinified as a white wine.
Red wine from Pinot Noir: is obtained by a prolonged maceration of the juice on the skins.
A touch of Chardonnay brings the necessary vivacity to balance the fruits of Pinot Noir.
First pressing of mainly Pinot Noir with some Chardonnay, the amount of which remains a secret.
a blend of 25 vintages, going back to 1985.
three years sur lie, then a minimum of a further five months after disgorgement.
Extra brut, very low dosage, less than 6g/L. A very pure wine.
by Bruno Paillard
EYE The pink copper colour with a hint of raspberry when young evolves to salmon while ageing. The fine bubbles are due to a strict selection of the best grapes, perfectly controlled temperature in the cellar and very long ageing.
NOSE The initial aromas of redcurrant and red fruits evolve to morello cherry, wild strawberry and violet while breathing in the glass. A touch of lemon denotes the discrete presence of Chardonnay. With age, aromas tend towards dark fruits like dark cherry, fig and blackberry.
PALATE Reveals red fruit captured at their full freshness. The finish is bright and long.
The Rose Premiere Cuvee is available in half bottles, bottles and magnums. Each bottle carries a label with the month and year of disgorgement. It is produced in small quantities.
“Fine, refreshing, direct, delicate, it is the quintessential aperitif champagne… A lovely tasting moment.”