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 wonderful salmon pink colour.
"There are very few aperitif wines that get my pulse racing as much as a glass of Billy Rosé. My mood lifts in a nano-second and all the stresses and strains of everyday life melt away....There is no law against dreaming and Billecart Rosé is one of the dreamiest, most seductive wines in the world."
Matthew Jukes - 'The Wine List 2006 - The Top 250 Wines Of The Year'