An enchanting pale rose petal pink color in the glass. A fine perlage with plenty of small bubbles. A classic rosé nose with nice red fruits and a floral character. Black cherry dominate with cherry blossoms and wild strawberries. Fresh herbal aromas are underlying with hot buttered toast.
70/30 CH/PN from Grand Crus in Louvois, Bouzy, Avize, Cramant, and Chouilly, this has an impressive pedigree. Non vintage but a blend of a single year, this can withstand more time being left alone for a few years but it oh so pleasant right now. As much as I love the no or low dose champagnes, the 7 g/l is more than welcome here. Bright acid throughout.
There’s a definite intensity to the fruit on the palate. More of those nice red fruits occupy most of the attention here with a touch of chalky minerality. That familiar yeast makes a quick appearance backing up the herbs and spice. Immensely enjoyable. — 2 years ago
Keesha had this 4 years ago
Medium lemon colour . Fine persistent perlage . Quite exuberante, touch of candied orange and lemon peel , brown bread , roasted almonds , touch of honey . Quite rich but also vinous in the mouth . More strict and mineral after a while , lemon and oyster shell . Long and complex . Showing well now , but can last perhaps improve. In an excellent spot, now and for 5 to 7 years . — 7 months ago
Light pink with slight orange tints. Persistent precise perlage featuring tiny bubbles and creaminess. The nose is so alive and forward. Fresh strawberries, blood orange, and cranberries up top with apricots and floral notes playing back up. There’s a little touch of cinnamon along with crushed herbs and dried cherries.
This is a spectacular example of that magnificent Bouzy terroir. This is one of the best grower rosés I’ve tasted and the value is remarkable. 80% Pinot Noir with 12% of that vinified as Bouzy red wine. Aged 4 years on lees and disgorged on 05/17 with a dosage of 8 g/l. Really nice acidity with a little tartness. Elegance and refinement all day long.
Sunny and delightful on the palate. The red berries shine with more herbs and purple flowers. Caramel and warm spice. Toasty biscuits and citrus on the long finish. A no brainer of a bottle to say the least. — 2 years ago
Lovely round and fine perlage. Awesome to drink now — 3 years ago
Medium straw colour with a beautiful mousse. On the nose, lemon, pear, yeast and toast. Nice light body with perfect tiny bubbles that made the perlage super velvety in the mouth, a nice contrast to the crisp acidity. Notes of asian pear, white peach and apple, lemon and at times almost like ethanol and some toast with lingering hazelnut and ginger on the long finish. Not sure if our bottle was slightly off with the ethanol taste that came up once in a while. Will have to try another bottle. For science. — a year ago
Buttered bread, tarragon, summer melon. Elegant perlage and balance between the acid, salt and RS. Drinking before Christmas dinner! — 2 years ago
23 months ageing on the lees, traditional method.
👁 clear medium lemon, persistent perlage, small bubbles
👃 clean, pronounced primary fruit: ripe lemon, quince, fennel, secondary aromas: toast, biscuit
👅Creamy mousse, grapefruit, medium (+) acidity, bone-dry, medium (+) finish
Low alcohol (11.5%)
Developing, can drink now and keep for 2 years
Excellent value in the sparkling world — 2 years ago
2016 vintage. Crisp green apple, bright acidity, voluminous mousse. A real treat from Valdobbiadene! #organicgrapes — 5 years ago
Medium lemon straw , very fine persistent perlage . Lovely complex nose , honeysuckle, red berry fruits with a touch of citrus zest, baked brown bread , chalky mineral notes also . On the palate quite broad and rich , more dense red berry fruits , citrus peel , meaty as well , slightly toasty notes , long and very detailed on the finish . Long with great tension and bracing mineral , taut acidity . Surprisingly enjoyable now but will be even better in 10 years and will last a decade more . — 9 days ago