Created by Bernard de Nonancourt for his daughter Alexandra’s wedding in 1987, the first vintage of this rosé was 1982 and there have only been six since. The 1998 has creamy scents of dried figs and autumn leaves. A rosé made for drinking with food, it is dry, intense, earthy and compelling.
Decanter, June 2015
A wonderful wine that has preserved its freshness while welcoming elements of toasty maturity. It is crisp, definitely on the dry side, with redcurrants, bright wild strawberries over the purest acidity. It's sure to age over many years, but, if you must, can be drunk now.
95 points, Roger Voss, January 2010.
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.