To obtain the rosé colour, 7% of still red wine Côteaux Champenois Grand Cru is blended with 83% of Pinot Noir white juice giving a blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay. Only the juice of the first press called “cuvée” is used, which is of the best quality. The wine spends 3 years on lees in the bottle. The dosage is 6 g/l.
A standout, the NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru from Gatinois is also one of the highlights among this year’s crop of new releases. Vinous, rich and intense, the Rosé will appeal most to readers who enjoy bold, racy Champagnes. This Pinot Noir-based Rosé exudes richness, intensity and class. Don’t miss it. Disgorged: April 2017. Dosage is 6 grams per liter. Blend 2010/2011/2012. Drink 2017 – 2022. 93 Points – Vinous
Gatinois’ generously coloured champagnes are among the finest in this revered village, at every moment retaining exceptional definition and freshness. – Tyson Stelzer