Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier * 75cl * 12% ABV * Champagne, France
*The* rose Champagne drunk by the wine trade. Soft, fruity and very delicate this is one of the most romantic of Champagnes. The fruit for this fizz was hand-picked from Billecart's own vineyards in Mareuil-sur-Ay. Winemaking followed the traditional Champagne production process, with a gentle pressing yielding the highest quality juice. 8% of the Pinot Noir was produced as a red wine (by keeping the skins in contact with the juice for a short period). The red wine was then added to the rest of the blend that was made without skin contact producing the wonderfully pale salmon pink colour.
Pale, yet intensely pink. Billecart-Salmon's rose has become a benchmark pink Champagne for good reason: pure and fresh on the nose, with inviting raspberry and citrus aromas. Light and vinous in style, with a juicy berry-fruit palate mixed with nuts. Fresh and zingy with a delicately soft mousse. Particularly good with roast chicken or sushi.