Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé Champagne
A heady mix of raspberry and blueberry fruits on the nose of this deeper colored rosé Champagne. This has a crisp, lively lemon and red berry flavored palate, crunchy through the finish.
Light-bodied and fresh, this open-knit rosé shows subtle notes of strawberry, almond biscotti and candied lemon zest, with a chalk-tinged finish.
Light to medium in volume and offering whispers of cherries and minerals with quiet but noticeably yeasty overlays to its aromas, this one flirts with the vinosity that some of its genre can deliver but stays on the lighter side. Its palatefeel is led by a suitably full set of bubbles and then picks up a mild touch of tannin towards the back, and, all in all, this wine will be at home with light and modestly savory hors d'oeuvres.
(60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay; L33086): Light orange. Leesy, smoke-tinged aromas of tangerine and white peach, plus hints of dried flowers and ginger. Big and rich but lively too, with ripe red berry and candied citrus fruit flavors complemented by a suggestion of buttered toast. Finishes supple and broad, with a restrained sweetness and lingering warmth. (JR)
Wine & Spirits
The deep pink color of a rose introduces this ripe, quince-and-orange-scented wine. The flavors deepen to tart cherry and savory herbs in a clean, accessible style with wide appeal.
An onion skin pink is an attractive start to this fresh, red fruited wine. It is crisp, but not bone dry, having a soft texture. There is a fine balance of acidity of fruit, giving a light-bodied wine good as an apéritif.
This rosé is made from 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay. It has great fruit on the nose and the Pinot Noir mark is strong in this elegant bottle of bubbles. It is quite dry and light for a wine with this much flavor. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)