GRAPE VARIETIES AND ORIGIN Rosé Terroirs is a blended Rosé made with roughly 90 % Chardonnay from Chouilly, Grand Cru from the Côte des Blancs and 10% de-stemmed Pinots Noirs from Bisseuil, Premier Cru from the Montagne de Reims.
TASTING CHARACTERISTICS This champagne is one of the very rare Rosés to combine elegance with the richness of red fruit aromas. The secret is a unique, highly original blend of roughly 90% Chardonnay Grand Cru and 10% Pinot Noir Premier Cru vinified as a red wine. Thanks to its unique blend our Rosé champagne combines the power of the red-fruit aromas so typical of the Bisseuil Terroir with the elegance of the Chouilly Terroir.
VISUAL ASPECT Light pink with ethereal bubbles. NOSE Attractive and full with red fruit scents (raspberries). Elegant and fine, evolving into citrus and floral scents (rose, acacia).
ON THE PALATE Good length and aromatic presence. The attack is dense and complex, offering a wide spectrum of scents. The finish is clean, direct and pure due to a very low dosage. An astonishing contrast with superb balance between power, elegance and freshness, true to the Maison AR Lenoble style.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS The charm, roundness and elegance of the Cuvée Rosé Terroirs allow the boldest of combinations. Superb as an aperitif, it will bring out the best in cured ham, scallops or prawns, fresh goats cheese or a mango soup with strawberries and lychees. Serve at 9° as an aperitif or at around 11-12° over a meal.
Jancis Robinson, 24th March 2018 column in The Financial Times: “Anyone with money can choose a prestige cuvée of champagne – a Dom Pérignon or a Cristal – but it takes a bit more knowledge, and confidence, to serve a better-value alternative such as a long-aged non-vintage champagne from an impeccable family-owned house such as Louis Roederer, Pol Roger or Bollinger or an offering from one of the less famous names such as Agrapart, Egly-Ouriet, Jacquesson or AR Lenoble.”