Rosé Millésime 2012

Location
Champagne, France
Level
Premier Cru and Grand Cru
Variety
45% Chardonnay, 55% Pinot Noir
Region
Champagne

Winemaking

2012 combines low yields, mainly due to frequent and devastating frost, with exceptionally high quality. Ripeness and acidity are perfectly balanced soul mates. It is rare to witness such an intimite bond between the distinctive stamp of a harvest year and the expression of a certain style.

While red wine accounts for less than 10% of the blend, it is nevertheless essential; it takes exceptionally ripe pinot noir grapes to express the essence and exquisite succulence of the fruit. It is the role of this red wine to reveal this red and black berry fruit dimension.

Aged for 5 years on the lees 

Dosage less than 8g/l

Tasting Notes

The Brut Rosé is a new encounter with the precise, virtuoso, and luminous house style. Through the unique prism of the outstanding vintage 2012 that showcases exemplary maturity, acidity, and grape health we see a further following of the house style. Brut Rosé 2012 has an unusually high proportion of Chardonnay for a Vintage Rosé, which results in a multi-dimensioned wine of extreme precision.

Points of Distinction
  • Available in the United States only once a decade
  • 100% Premier and Grand Cru Vineyards
  • A higher proportion of Chardonnay than most Rosé Champagnes