Radiant and so delicate
A GENEROUS HARVEST DESPITE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS
In 2006, the winter was cold with abundant snowfall. Following a period of spring dotted with several violent storms in May, the summer started with stifling heat. Whereas July reached new highs in temperature, August was rainy and cold. This alternation of cold and hot, followed by a spell of dry weather in September, was particularly fruitful for maturing the grapes and the smooth harvest.
Discovering it is not simple... But it shows itself to those who understand it.
TO THE EYE
A beautiful pale pink hue with amber glints reminiscent of the colour of an apricot, enhanced by discrete, pearly bubbles and incomparable finesse.
ON THE NOSE
Highly fragrant, the intense nose immediately announces the strength and firmness of this great rosé wine. Aromas of strawberry jam and candied fruit, mingled with perfumes of mild spices such as cinnamon, honey, cardamom and pink praline.
ON THE PALATE
The silky, voluptuous texture is reminiscent of fig tart and sophisticated pastries. Spiced notes unfold with a warm, well-rounded finish, underlined by notes of tea and red berries.
FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE, the Cellar Master decided to disgorge the 2006 Rosé Millésimé before the next vintage rosé planned: a 2005. A winemaker’s decision explained by the consummate style of the 2006.
DEcisions taken by
the cellar master
“Initial voluptuous aromas are beautifully expressed. A perfect balance of fresh and well-rounded, along with a great potential for ageing.
15 of the 320 crus in Champagne were carefully selected, including: Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant, Vertus for the Chardonnay; Avenay, Louvois, Tauxières Ambonnay, and Aÿ for the Pinot Noir. The aromatic harmony of the red wines from Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzenay, Hautvillers and Les Riceys complete this blended rosé."