A Rosé Champagne derived mostly from Grand Cru, with (as is increasingly the house style) plenty of input from reserve wines. Expect a dry style, featuring cherry, redcurrant, and minerality.
88% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly, 12% Pinot Noir from the Premier Cru village of Bisseuil
2012 Base wines
Made with 35% reserve wines
3 g/l Dosage
"The NV Brut Rosé Terroirs Chouilly-Bisseuil is an assemblage of 88% Chardonnay from Chouilly Grand Cru and 12% Pinot Noir from Bisseuil 1er Cru, predominantly based on the 2012 vintage plus 28% reserve wines and aged for five years before release. Partly aged in oak (20%), this rosé displays a unique color that oscillates between bright apricot, onion and gold. The bouquet is highly finessed and ethereal in its fruit aromas. Pure, fine and subtle on the palate, this is a dry, fresh, elegant, well-structured and mineral rosé that shows a lot of the finesse and grace of Chardonnay and the persistent finish of a delicate Pinot Noir. Tasted April 2018."
92 points, Wine Advocate (April 2018)
"Bright cherries and berries with a fresh, lightly spiced pastry nose. This has plenty of appeal. The palate delivers fresh, punchy red berries with a warming, nutty wave through the finish."
91 points, jamessuckling.com (September 2018)
Pale salmon. Pungent nose with light cheesiness. Bone-dry finish. Really interesting, on the way with some astringency. Just a little phenolic on the end. Quite youthful... Zesty and well balanced with a hint of quinine… a very serious producer
17+ points, jancisrobinson.com (November 2018)
"As in all this producer's wines, a good proportion is aged in wood before blending. This gives the house style of richness and tight spice, balancing the dry nature of the wine. All Chardonnay except for the Pinot Noir to give color, this rosé is taut, crisp, light in color and ready to drink."
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (January 2018)
"This feels quite mature, with a spicy, vinous tang alongside notes of rosehip and leesy toast, and good acidity and length. There's also a faint hint of savoury beef extract, which is a positive addition. Its evolved, oxidative style means that this cries out for food."
91 points, John Stimpfig, Decanter (November 2018)
Palish and developed in colour, tending onion-skin. Lightly toasted almond aromas, a tinge of meringue. The wine is rich and full-flavoured, dry and soft, savoury and very complex... Very dry but soft, superbly balanced and long. Mouthfilling flavour. Excellent.
95 points, Real Review, August 2016
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.