Champagne Charles Chevalier Brut d’Honneur Rosé NV 6 Bottle Case 75cl

Equivalent Bottle Price £24.32

Production

The vines are mainly planted in shallow soil which encourages the roots to grow deeply into the underlying chalk, providing them with water and warmth. The Pinot Noir vineyard in Aÿ has a sunny, south-facing slope, which allows the grapes to reach excellent maturity. Sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture is practiced wherever possible. The harvest is always done by hand and usually takes place between the 15th of September and the 15th of October. Grapes are whole bunch pressed and the juice is racked to a tank where it is allowed to settle for at least 12 hours. The clear juice is racked and yeast added to encourage a thorough fermentation at a cool temperature, approximately 15-17°C. After a short period of post ferment maturation, the wine is blended, and bottled with a yeast addition to allow for secondary, in bottle fermentation. The dosage is 10 g/l and the wine is stored for between 24 to 36 months before release.

Tasting notes

A fresh, vivacious rosé with some depth and weight. Salmon pink with plenty of mousse; a classic ‘biscuity’ champagne nose is lifted by scents of fresh redcurrants and the vinosity of Pinot Noir. Pinot Meunier adds freshness to the exuberant style.

Food match

As an apéritif, with duck breast salad, charcuterie, or even with roast lamb.