Nicolas Maillart NV Champagne Grand cru rosé
Bouzy grand cru,
Cork and cage closure
Dosage: 6 g/liter
This rosé, from the Champagne region, is 60% Pinot noir and 40% Chardonnay. The juice had skin contact for over 2 days, then was gently pressed, and 60% was aged in French oak barrels. These impart more color and texture to the finished wine. It was then made using méthode champenoise, pronounced meh·thuhd sham·pən·wah, a technique named after the region where it was first developed. After spending an average of 2 years in bottle, the wine was disgorged by hand in February 2020, with dosage of 6 g/liter.
Bouquet and palate:
Fruity aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, bing cherries, kumquats, and orange zest with vigorous bubbles and a spicy ginger finish.
Food pairing suggestions:
This wine needs food so get creative and pair it with buttered popcorn, bagels and lox, roast quail or practically anything else.
Look for this wine at your local wine shop or higher-end grocery store. If they don’t have it in stock, most likely they can order it for you.
Be sure to check out our Bubbles… explained series:
Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part one
Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part two
Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part three