André Chemin Brut Rosé NV
- Crisp, fine
André Chemin has literally struck gold with this brut rosé. Okay, maybe not literally, but the Champagne house did earn a gold medal for it at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2020. They’ve blended 82% pinot and 18% chardonnay with 8% of the pinot vinified as a red wine. And with only 6 grams per litre as a dosage, it’s got just enough richness to make it refreshing whilst still maintaining a bracing edge. Have a look at the Decanter panel’s notes below to see why they hung that gold medal around this bottle’s neck.
“Attractive, bright and breezy strawberry, lemon and verbena bouquet. Vivid and lively on the palate, with crisp, beautifully judged red fruits and just enough dosage to please but not to cloy. Gorgeous.”
Full price $120.00 from the producer.
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- 82% Pinot Noir 18% Chardonnay
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