Amaury Coutelas "Elixr" Brut Rose Champagne
Angelique and Damien have 17 and one half acres, mostly in Villers sous Chatillon, but also in Ambonny, Bouzy, Vitry la Francois, and Troissy. Their family has been growing since 1809 and started making their own Champagnes in the 20's. The majority of their vines are over 60 years in age, and all the work in the vineyards and cellar is done by hand. The "Elixr" Brut Rose Champagne is composed of 67% Pinot Noir (50% rosé de saignée) and 33% Chardonnay. It is a beautiful deep salmon color with a lively, fine bead. The nose reveals delicate red fruit notes undescored by citrus. It is full and round in the mouth, with great volume and creamy richness on the palate.