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  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

More than any other, Rosé Champagne is a wine of great emotion: by virtue of its unique blend, and its distinctive colour, which seems to encapsulate joy itself. We are captivated by its immediate charm before delving into its hidden depths.

Laurent Fresnet refers to it as a principle rather than a provocation. ‘‘For Henriot, the colour is not important in the creation of rosé
wine, while well-balanced organoleptic structure is essential.’’
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.

 

 

 

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Vintage 2006

A cold winter and springtime frosts laid the foundations for this vintage of abundant yields (12,997 kg/ha). Uneventful flowering was followed by exceptionally hot and sunny weather, which lasted until August. A dank August left producers fearful but fortunately warm, bright conditions in September redressed the balance. Harvest commenced on September 9th, producing grapes high in sugar level but notably low on acidity. The general health of the grapes was sufficient, producing wines which excel over the preceding 2005 vintage, another warm and ample year. The year's greatest wines are supple and expressive and despite the richness they escape being overly heavy. Overt and welcoming upon launch, the best come with excellent capacity for ageing. Winey, and richly fruity characters, most Champagnes regrettably miss some tension and finesse. Wines of the vintage include Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Krug Vintage and Dom Pérignon Rosé.

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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