VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN BRUT ROSÉ 2008
Rich and smoky on first impression, yet this harmonious Champagne is elegant overall, with sleek acidity and a minerally underpinning deftly married to flavors of strawberry pâte de fruit, toast, mandarin orange peel and crystallized honey. Offers a lasting, vibrant finish. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 2028.
This perfectly balanced Brut Rosé from the great champagne brand Veuve Clicquot is an innovation in the matters of appearance and taste. Here, the grape varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay come together to an inspiring assemblage that never fails to wow. The Brut Rosé shows itself with a varied bouquet of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, almond and pastry. You will notice the dominance of the fruity notes on your palate when you enjoy this rosy champagne next to a nice meal of sushi, sashimi or delicately grilled tuna. Don't miss out on this brilliant champagne, which will prove to be a beautiful jewel in your own personal collection!
A bright pink color with light copper hues. A gentle and persistent string of very delicate bubbles forms, exploding on the surface. The nose is frank, fine and pure. It begins first with the aromas of fresh red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, cherry) combined with citrus fruit fragrances (grapefruit) that match perfectly with the lightly spiced notes of cinnamon and vanilla revealed once allowed to breathe. Finally, dried fruit and brioche notes delicately add to the richness and complexity of its aromas. The clear, taut attack moves into a more full-bodied, structured and energetic palate. A perfect reflection of the nose, its minerality reveals generous red fruit aromas from the Pinot Noir (Morello cherry) combined with notes of slightly candied citrus fruit from the Chardonnay. Hints of sweet pastries point to the wine's long and slow maturation on less. Lastly, marrying with the juicy freshness of the fruit, the power of the tannins is perfectly balanced, leading to a delicate and silky finish of surprising length.