By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/24/2012 | Send Email
We only have a little bit of this intriguing Rose, made from a base of Pinot Noir, fermented with skin contact, and Chardonnay, with a small amount of still Pinot Noir added before bottling, which serves to intensify color and flavor while adding richness, complexity and structure to the wine. If delicate and ethereal are considered "feminine" style descriptors, I'd say this is "masculine", offering a complex array of grounded rhubarb and currant aromas and flavors with clove and spice accents. But gender aside, this Champagne certainly knows itself: it has power, weight, richness and unveering focus, building in intensity clear on through the finish, which persists in cranberry and cassis flavors far longer than one expects. Impressive.