Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne
A trademark nose with plenty of savory elements in the wood; nutty pinot noir realm, attractive red-fruited freshness, plus some grilled nuts too. The palate has a bold heart of gently spicy, peppery red fruit flavor delivered confidently right throughout.
A balanced rosé framed by mouthwatering acidity, with a lively bead and hints of smoke and saline accenting the dried strawberry, lemon meringue pie and kumquat notes. Zesty finish. (AN, Web-2015)
Wine & Spirits
Based on the same blend as Yellow Label with 12 percent Pinot Noir added, this is round, creamy and rich, a satisfying rosé that integrates juicy fruit sweetness, toasty lees and a gentle lift of acidity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The rich, salmon-colored NV Brut Rosé (base 2012 with a dosage of nine grams) was launched ten years ago for the first time. Based on the Yellow Label cuvée, but colored with red wine, the newest edition offers intense and ripe red fruit aromas on the clear nose. Fresh, elegant and finesse-full on the palate, this is a warm and lush character with ripe cherry flavors, fine tannins, some leather aromas and a serious finish. This is a serious expression of easy-drinking Pinot Noir. (SR)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light, bright orange. Fresh redcurrant and strawberry aromas are complemented by notes of orange zest and anise. Brisk, mineral-accented red fruit flavors are slightly pinched but gain depth with air. Finishes with a bitter blood orange quality and firm grip. (JR)
Bitter cherries with some yeastiness give this wine a rich, while tight, character. It has a touch of vanilla, ripe red-berry fruits and an almond aftertaste. (RV)
The non-vintage rosé from Clicquot is made using grapes from 50 to 60 different villages, its structure based on Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label's traditional blend, which is 50-55% Pinot Noir, 15-20% Pinot Meunier and 28-33% Chardonnay. The blend includes a high percentage of "reserve wines" originating from several harvests of the past. It is completed with approximately 12% of red wine using black grapes from the village of Bouzy.