Chardonnay: 52 %, Pinot Noir: 31 %, Pinot Meunier: 17 %
The initial aroma is fruity (strawberries and redcurrants) and floral (peonies). Wheat, biscuit and crème fraiche notes are detectable, as are hints of more roasted flavours.
The initial taste is clean, and then opens up to a pleasant structured quality. There is real harmony to this wine, bolstered by fine acidity, light tannin notes and discrete sweetness. Because it sparkles enthusiastically, the texture goes from ‘gentle’ to ‘firm’ and back again.
It is long and the finish is slightly smoky with mineral notes.
This is a classic delicate, gourmet rosé champagne, but it has great structure and an attractive character.
Serve at 8 to 10°C .
With a texture that wavers between gentleness and firmness, it complements all cold meats. Select, for example, cured ham, spiced ham, brawn, or andouille and andouillette sausages.
Alfred Gratien Brut Rosé