This delicately colored rosé is made by adding red wine to Chardonnay, allowed in the Champagne region, and hence the name Rosé des Blancs. It's a new venture for Gimonnet, under the current direction of Didier Gimonnet, and is a great success. Fruity, crisp and steely. it is light and bright; a fine apéritif style.
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.