KCQ-8

Champagne Rose, Gaston Chiquet

cépage 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir

assemblage 90% 2012 and 10% 2009 red wine

info/source Hautvillers, Dizy, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, 26 year-old vines on average

malo Yes

élevage Stainless Steel

sur latte 38 months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Color:
Rose
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

That ’12 was disg. 3/2016 and is quite overt and adamant, with assertive fruit, easy to like but not typical for this wine. The ’13 is a silky beast with a really fine fragrance, elegant and gauzy, down-the-middle and enticing. It’s the NV blend without reserve wine, and with 12% still PN —Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2012-12-03
Review:
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.

Spectator

Score:
91
Date:
2012-11-19
Review:
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

Tanzer

Score:
91
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(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.

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2013-11-01
Review:
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.