||Rosè sparkling classic method
||20% Chardonnay, 75% Pinot Nero, 5% Pinot Meunier
||Malolactic fermentation is systematically sought after, except for a fraction of wines which are fermented in wooden casks. The red Pinot Noir is made from "free-run" juice, macerated for 12 to 14 days and used in light proportions (7 to 8 %) in order to obtain a delicately colored rosé, but one with character and distinctive taste. The dosage is kept small (9 grams/litre) in order to preserve a harmonious balance of dryness, freshness and fruitiness.
||Around 3 years on the yeast, much longer than the 15 months legal minimum. All wines are given three months between disgorgement and shipping. Each bottle bears its disgorgement date on its back label.
||An ideal match for smoked fish, smoked meats (ham, bacon…), pâtés and pink meats (veal, lamb). With desserts, one should avoid very sweet recipes, favoring simple red berries, served either alone or in soups. It is also lovely as an aperitif or on its own.
||Price Philipponnat Champagne Reserve Rosé € 61.00