Created as early as the 18th century and served in the royal French courts, rosé champagne is at the very source of the success of champagne in general. A symbol of joyful, liberated luxury in the “Roaring Twenties”, it is still highly prized today. It becomes an extremely rare, very exclusive pleasure with the Comtes de Champagne Rosé. This cuvee is only produced in exceptional years and is made from 100% Grand Cru Grapes. The Chardonnay grapes come from the most renowned vineyards of the prestigious Côte des Blancs, and the Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims. Only juice from the first pressing is used in order to ensure the structure and long aging potential that is so essential to this exceptional Champagne. 12% of the Pinot Noir is blended in as still red wine.

94 Points
2011 vintage
96 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2011 vintage
Harvest Note
This very different 2011 vintage was marked by early ripening and a spring drought, forcing the root network to delve deep in the earth. A cool, wet summer created favorable conditions for an August harvest. This vintage is a lively expression of the exceptional marriage between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Grands Crus, highlighting the uniqueness of a cuvee that follows in its predecessors’ footsteps with a bold style, full of character, balance and purity.
Tasting Note
The 2011 vintage is cloaked in a beautifully colored robe of vivid pink gold. The shimmering red hues highlight the finesse and delicacy of the effervescence. The nose releases sweet notes of gingerbread, black fruits, cherry and acacia flowers intermingled with aromas of tangerine peel and slight touches of mint, licorice and sweet spices (turmeric, saffron) to add energy to this wine. On the palate, the delicately fruity, fine, and precise attack gives way to a silky and radiant tannic structure. This extraordinary vintage reflects the optimum ripeness of the Chardonnay, with great aromatic finesse, and a unique strength of character that is fresh with an abundance of fruit.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with white meats, lobster, cheeses such as chaource, or baked pears or morello cherry tart.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Côte des Blancs Grand Crus
PH: 3.12
ACIDITY: 3.78 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
DOSAGE: 9 g/l
AGING: More than 12 years of aging on the lees in chalk cellars.
Unique Selling Points
  • A premium vintage rosé wine
  • Produced only in exceptional vintage years
  • Made from 100% Grand Cru grapes

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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