Armand de Brignac Rosé is an elegant and delicious “basket of red fruits” as described by Chef de Cave, Jean-Jacques Cattier. The vibrant rose hue is given from the inclusion of slightly more than 15% of still red wine, harvested from old Pinot Noir vines that produce fruit with great flavor intensity. The current assemblage comprises 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay and is a trio of vintages; 2009, 2010 & 2012.
Strawberry, currants and cherry abound on the nose, with floral hints and a touch of sweet almond. The red grape dominance brings a structured palate filled with black fruits, cherries and hints of baked pastry. The Chardonnay brings the lightness and elegance.
Ideal as an aperitif or pairs beautifully with truffled veal, duck confit and wild salmon.
93 Points – Christelle Guibert, Decanter Magazine, November 2016
92 Points – Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, May 2016
Best in Show, Best Sparkling Wine – 2015 New York International Wine Competition