Vintages: 2011 (60%), 2010 (20%) & 2009 (20%). Disgorged: May 2017. Time on lees: 58 months. One of the greatest rosé wines of Champagne and a wine of haunting finesse. The blend, bottled in 2012, is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay with 60% coming from 2011 and 40% vins de réserve (split equally between 2010 and 2009). Then there is the 5% Coteaux Champenois Rouge (arguably the finest red wine of the AOC) from the powerful 2009 harvest that gives the wine its colour and a great deal of character to boot. Dosage is a negligible 2g/l. We do not know of another rosé Champagne that can match Egly’s version for purity and finesse. The fruit is from 100% Grand Cru vines, grown by one of the most meticulous vignerons of the region. Unbelievably fine, perfumed and ‘Pinot’ fruited, this is something truly special.