Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
75cl * 12% ABV * Champagne, France
Fresh as a Provencal rosé, and as balanced as a Bollinger... an addition of only 5-6% red wine keeps it fresh and light and beautifully pale pinkish bronze.
On the nose there's red berries, with hints of red currant, wild strawberries and cherry. The berries continue on the palate, which is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity with a lingering finish due to the touch of red wine.
The best thing is a bottle of this could see you through a whole evening meal, from a crayfish or lobster starter, to lightly spiced Asian dishes and finishing off with a red berry tart. Delicious.