PHILIPPONNAT Champagne Reserve Rose Brut Sparkling Wine NV

PHILIPPONNAT Reserve Rose Brut - The red Champagne wine which is used to craft Royale RŽserve RosŽ is produced from grapes grown in the Mareuil-sur-Ay terroir, one of the Philipponnat familyÕs historic crus and the village where the HouseÕs headquarters are now established. The attack is elegant and pure. Full and ample on the palate, with good acidity and a light astringency that brings out the fruitiness.

Colour; Salmon pink in colour with coppery glints. Delicate, creamy and lingering froth Nose; It reveals summer berries with notes of cherry and wild strawberry. Notes of citrus and grapefruit peel develop with time Food Match; As an aperitif, served chilled but not ice-cold (9¡C). It enhances smoked fish and pork or pink meat such as veal, lamb. An ideal complement to summer berry desserts, either served plain or as a soup Vinification; Vinified using traditional methods to avoid premature oxidation. Partial malolactic fermentation and some of the wines aged in casks to allow the aromas to develop complexity. Still red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes from Mareuil-sur-Ay and Riceys is obtained by maceration and 7 to 8% is added to obtain a delicately coloured rosŽ with a very definite fruity taste. Moderate brut dosage (9 g/litre) to maintain a balance between freshness, fruitiness and vinosity without masking the wineÕs character and purity Ageing; Drink now

Volume: 750 mLs

Alcohol Vol.: 12%

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

$89.19