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Champagne Rose, Goutorbe

cépage 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay

assemblage 2012 Base, with 25% 2011-2010

info/source 100% Aÿ Grand Cru, old vines

malo Yes

élevage Stainless Steel

sur latte 36 months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
Rose
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

It remains the 2012 base (with still red from 2010), it continues to be a lovely, fresh, elegantly down-the-middle Rosé. It’ll be shipped as a 1/2017 disgorgement though I tasted 8/2016. Curiously, it’s the freshest wine in the whole range. —Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
91
Date:
2012-12-03
Review:
Once again, Goutorbe’s NV Brut Rose Grand Cru is the best wine in this lineup. Layers of fruit flow gracefully from this big, powerful wine. Even with all the fruit, the Rose boasts substantial energy and sheer heft, all of which contribute to its intense, vinous personality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. Disgorgement date: July 2012.

Spectator

Score:
91
Date:
2011-11-28
Review:
A vinous style, with its violet and ripe black cherry notes and supple structure suggesting a fine Volnay, offering hints of crème de cassis, spice and candied lemon zest. Very juicy and well-focused. Disgorged December 2010. Drink now through 2018. –AN

Tanzer

Score:
92
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(all Ay fruit and all from 2009; aged on its lees for two years and disgorged in January, 2013): Pale orange. Sexy, smoke-tinged aromas of raspberry, orange zest and potpourri. Silky in texture and impressively pure, offering sappy red berry and brioche flavors and suave floral pastille and spicecake accents. Gains weight with air and picks up a bitter cherry quality that carries through the impressively long, spicy finish. The blend of richness and vivacity here is striking.

Burghound

Score:
92
Review:
(13% chardonnay with the balance in pinot noir). This is elegant, pure and lilting with fruit but this
is not a rosé where the predominant notes are strawberry or raspberry; rather, here the nose is based on ultra pure pinot fruit
that is classy and complex. There is relatively strong effervescence, which imparts a highly refreshing character to the flavors
that are deep, long and serious. This is a lovely effort that would go great with food as there is sufficient depth on the crisp,
clean, dry and lingering finish. Terrific and a rosé that could be drunk now with enormous pleasure or cellared for up to
another decade. 92/2011+

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2013-11-01
Review:
The NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru is round, expressive and nicely layered. Crushed raspberries, dried flowers, spices and mint are all woven together in the glass. Overall, this is a soft, floral Rosé best suited to near-term drinking. The Rosé has often been my favorite wine in the Goutorbe lineup. This is another strong showing. The Rosé is 51% Pinot Noir, 14% still Pinot and 35% Chardonnay. This bottle was disgorged in January 2013.