Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Rosé Champagne
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light, bright orange. Strawberry, smoky minerals, rose pastille and a leesy nuance on the highly perfumed nose. Dry, spicy and seamless on the palate, offering vibrant flavors of fresh strawberry and brioche. Lithe and mineral-driven, with a lively, persistent finish and resonating floral character. (JR)
Open-knit and chalky, this minerally rosé frames hints of white raspberry, smoke, biscuit and preserved lemon with firm acidity and a light floral overtone. (Web Only—2015)
The pale-colored NV (2010) Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Rosé is soft and lifting in the glass, with pretty floral and red berry nuances. Delicate, feminine and quite gracious, the 2010 offers plenty of near-term appeal. The Rosé is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir (including about 6% still Pinot). (AG)
This is one of our most delicate and refined rose Champagnes and a combination of 70% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Noir (vinified white), and 7% Bouzy Rouge Pinot Noir. It is dosed at seven grams per liter and is quite dry. It is made 100% from estate-grown fruit from the grand cru of Bouzy on the south-facing slopes of the Mountain of Reims and farmed without pesticides. I find this wine subtle and almost haunting, and it goes very, very well with shellfish. If you are a fan of rose Champagne with lobster, you have found your perfect bottle! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer) Base wines is from 2011 and balance is made up of 2010 reserve wines.