The name of wine indicates it was made with running juice off the grapes to give the color rather than adding red wine (more normal in rosé Champagne). The color is rich, the palate ripe and full in the mouth. The wine has a lively mousse, a soft rounded aftertaste and balanced acidity.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.