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    1 190
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    5-15min
  • When to drink

    Now-2023
  • Food Pairing

    Truffled veal, duck confit & wild salmon

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Armand de Brignac Rosé is among the finest examples of the famous pink Champagne blend ever conceived, and is packaged in a brilliant pink-gold bottle with matching adornments.

Its beautiful color is achieved through assemblage, the process by which sparkling white wine is blended with a proportion of still Pinot Noir wine. Our Pinot Noir is picked from old -growth vines grown specifically for use in Rosé Champagne.

Our Rosé is announced with a rich bouquet of red fruits with delicate, smoky grilled notes behind. It is fresh and full-bodied on the palate with aromas of strawberries and blackcurrant, and is lingering and complex in its finish. Armand de Brignac Rosé is produced in extremely limited quantities – even by comparison to our boutique Brut Gold.

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The Story

Armand de Brignac Rosé is an elegant and delicious “basket of red fruits” as described by Chef de Cave, Jean-Jacques Cattier. The vibrant rose hue is given from the inclusion of 15% of still red wine, harvested from old Pinot Noir vines that produce fruit with great flavor intensity. The assemblage comprises 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay and is a trio of vintages; 2009, 2010 & 2012.

 

Strawberry, currants and cherry abound on the nose, with floral hints and a touch of sweet almond.  The red grape dominance brings a structured palate filled with black fruits, cherries and hints of baked pastry. The Chardonnay brings the lightness and elegance.

Ideal as an aperitif or pairs beautifully with truffled veal, duck confit and wild salmon.

Best in Show, Best Sparkling Wine – 2015 New York International Wine Competition

92 Points, Wine Spectator, May 2016

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Wine Information

Champagne Armand de Brignac is a range of prestige cuvées that offer uncompromising quality and taste, crafted by 11th generation champagne growers, the Cattier family. Drawing upon more than 250 years of experience in the region, the father and son winemaking team dedicate intense attention to detail in the creation of the Armand de Brignac champagnes. They source fruit from the vineyards showing the highest quality of the harvest, taking solely the first and freshest portion of the cuvée press and blending a unique trio of vintages for each assemblage.

Each metalized bottle is finished by hand, with the application of French pewter labels, polished, and housed in a wooden lacquered gift box, ensuring every single bottle is unique. A small and highly skilled team of just 14 people touch a bottle of Armand de Brignac, from pressing the fruit to the bottle’s departure from the cellars in France.

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Average Bottle Price

2018
345€

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Tasting note

color

Light, Pink and Bright

ending

Long, Gentle and Smooth

flavors

Raspberry, Perfumed, Cranberry and Floral

nose

Intense, Fresh, Charming and Pure

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Warming, Concentrated, Well-structured, Good texture, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Fresh, Elegant, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sophisticated and Excellent

Written Notes

The Armand de Brignac NV Brut Rosé is an intense salmon colored blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay sourced in the Montage de Reims, Côte des Blancs and Valée de la Marne and comprises the vintages of 2009, 2010 and 2012. The bouquet is intensely fruity yet clear, fine and well-defined. Full-bodied, round, vinous and elegant on the palate, this cuvée reveals a grippy mineral freshness and lingering structure. Persistent finish. Powerful yet pure. The cooler the better. Tasted from magnum and lot L107D8 in April 2018. The 750-milliliter bottle sells for $400.

Since November 2014, Armand de Brignac has been the Champagne brand of rapper and music producer JAY-Z. The five non-vintage cuvées, which are sold in opaque metallic bottles and at absolutely crazy prices, are produced by father and son Jean-Jacques and Alexandre Cattier from Champagne Cattier who started releasing de Brignac in 2006. The fruit—Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay—comes from vineyards owned by the Cattier family and from growers in selected villages across the region. For Armand de Brignac, colloquially known as "Ace of Spades," only the tête de cuvée of the press is used, so the very finest part. Each cuvée assembles three vintages and is dosed with matured wines aged in oak barrels. Aged for several years on the second lees, the wines are intense, powerful, well-structured and of excellent quality. The brand's first bottling, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, is still the finest cuvée due to its richness and ripeness. The Blanc de Blancs, released in 2015 for the first time, is also a highly expressive NV with a chalky-mineral character that needs more time in the bottle to show its true class. The second assemblage of the prestigious Blanc de Noir, a rare Pinot Noir (2,333 bottles), was rather disappointing when tasted in April but will be tasted again soon.

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Beautifully fragrant rosé colour. The red fruit driven nose is highlighted by wild strawberry and raspberry aromas. These aromas are combined with delicious nuances of brioche and orange blossom. The aromas are followed on the dry and structured palate. The gentle tannins forms a velvety structure with vivid mousse. The finish is silky and mineral. This rose champagne is like a long silk dress with lace rim. Enjoy it with salmon and tuna sashimis.
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Soil

Clay and limestone.

Vineyard size

33 hectares

Winemaker

Jean-Jacques Cattier and Alexandre Cattier

Value For Money

Good

Release state price

450$

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Drinking temperature

6-8C

Inside Information

Armand de Brignac Rosé is among the finest examples of the famous pink Champagne blend ever conceived, and is packaged in a brilliant pink-gold bottle with matching adornments.

Its beautiful color is achieved through assemblage, the process by which sparkling white wine is blended with a proportion of still Pinot Noir wine. Our Pinot Noir is picked from old -growth vines grown specifically for use in Rosé Champagne.

Our Rosé is announced with a rich bouquet of red fruits with delicate, smoky grilled notes behind. It is fresh and full-bodied on the palate with aromas of strawberries and blackcurrant, and is lingering and complex in its finish. Armand de Brignac Rosé is produced in extremely limited quantities – even by comparison to our boutique Brut Gold.

The Rosé is crafted by 10-12% of still red wine to the final blend. This Pinot Noir is harvested from the old vines that produce fruit with the great flavor intensity.

Best in Show, Best Sparkling Wine - 2015 New York International Wine Competition

'Extraordinary Exceptional+' rating, Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine (2014 Edition) by Tom Stevenson & Essi Avellan MW

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