Champagne Rose, Gaston Chiquet
The grapes for the Gaston Chiquet Rose come from Dizy, Ay, and Hautvillers.
cépage 52% Pinot Meunier, 24% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay
assemblage 100% 2011
info/source Dizy 1er Cru, Aÿ Grand Cru and Hautvillers 1er Cru
élevage Stainless Steel
sur latte 36 Months
Vallee de la Marne
I agree with Nicolas that this is the best among his ‘11s. 53% PM, 24% PN and 24% CH. Why yes, that is 101 percent. It’s a lot of wine. The still red is 2009; it’s an angular edition of this and not much different than usual as this wine is rather rhubarb-y in general.
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Press & Reviews
The NV Brut Rose Premier Cru is a beautifully poised, centered wine. Predominantly Pinot Noir, the Rose impresses for its breadth and rich, voluminous personality. Hints of crushed flowers, Rose petals and sweet red berries linger on the refined, polished finish. The Rose is 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, including 18% still red Pinot. Disgorgement date: February 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
A thread of smoky minerality defines this firm rosé, which offers a fine, detailed texture and subtle notes of ripe cherry and cherry blossom, cassis, biscuit and peach. Elegant. Disgorged February 2012. Drink now through 2018. 45 cases imported. –AN
(40% pinot meunier, 30% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay; aged for 39 months on its lees and disgorged in March of 2013): Light pink. Exotically perfumed scents of redcurrant, strawberry and potpourri, with a dusty mineral quality adding energy. Suave, silky red berry flavors are pure and precise, with energetic blood orange and buttered toast qualities appearing with aeration. Sappy and focused on the nervy finish, with the floral and mineral notes repeating.
The NV Brut Rosé is a model of finesse and elegance. Crushed rose petals, licorice, mint, sweet spices and red berries caress the palate in a feminine, graceful Champagne. In this release, the Brut Rosé is ethereal, light on its feet and absolutely impeccable. The Brut Rosé is 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, all vintage 2009, and done in steel. This bottle was disgorged in March 2013.