Resolutely modern, Rosé Champagne boast ancient origins. The trailblazing Ruinart Champagne House was the first to create a rosé Champagne in the 18th century. The Veuve Clicquot Champagne house then contributed significantly to the expansion of rosé champagnes. Wishing to obtain a more powerful champagne with an intense aromatic expression, Veuve Clicquot established itself as a pioneer by giving rise to the first blended Rosé champagne by adding red wine from the Bouzy vineyards.
Regarding the elaboration of Rosé Champagne, two methods are possible. One can use either the rosé d’assemblage or blended technique and the rosé de saignée or maceration technique. The first method, known as the "traditional method", simply consists of adding white wine to still red Pinot Noir wine before the prise de mousse, also known as the second fermentation. The second technique, rosé de saignée, involves allowing the musts of red grapes to remain in contact with the skins until the desired colour is attained.
With a wide colour palette ranging from pale to intense pink, Rosé Champagne offers an alluringly intense aromatic expression with notes of small red fruits, sometimes evolving towards flavoursome aromas of exotic fruits and spices. The palate offers a delicious expression of the fruit and evolves with great freshness and elegance.
From Dom Pérignon to Laurent-Perrier, Bollinger or Krug, all the fine Champagne houses produce great rosé champagnes that complement an array of ravishing dishes.
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