The wine has a lively mousse along with crisp acidity. Unusually for a rosé, the blend is 90% Chardonnay, the color coming from the addition of red wine (normal in Champagne). It shows some maturity with a hint of toastiness as well as a soft aftertaste on the sweet side of Brut. Drink now.
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.