The NV Champagne Prestige Brut Rosé is a bold style, with a deep pink hue and a distinctive, fruit-forward red wine profile. Its notes of ripe raspberry, beet root, fresh herbs, crushed roses are followed by a structured and energetic mousse, with some tannic grip that would make a great application for shellfish. Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Deeper raspberry-colored champagne with aromas of candied strawberries, watermelons, cream and biscuits. Creamy and fruity with soft bubbles and a gentle finish. Made from a blend including 30% of chardonnay with 15% red wine from pinot noir. Drink now.
Darker color. Lots of fruit and a creamy texture with cooked apples and cherries and strawberry undertones. Medium to full body. Delicious finish that is dry and fruity. Spicy. White pepper. Young strawberry at the end.
The mild and gentle approach of this rose brought to mind a range of foods that could accompany it. In particular, the notes of macerated raspberries and wildflower honey with their mineral undertones of limestone would readily take on sashimi (one taster was craving amberjack).