(2019) The neckband of all of the â€˜Dâ€™ non-vintage wines states "Aged 5 years," a considerably longer period than most Champagnes, especially rosÃ© wines, that tend to forsake some of the yeasty development in favour of fruitiness. This blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is also a low dosage Brut, with 8g/l of residual sugar. It retains delicacy, though there is a meaty, earthy character with small red fruit notes, a touch of redcurrant, but a shimmering lemony freshness. The palate is driven by the red fruits, but the time on the lees comes through giving this a more complex layering of flavour, some umami and salts, and a lovely acid freshness. An excellent rosÃ© Champagne. Watch the video
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