Nicolas Maillart NV Champagne Grand cru rosé

Nicolas Maillart NV Champagne Grand cru rosé

Bouzy grand cru,
Champagne,
France

12.5% alcohol 

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.

Color:

Pale salmon

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.

SRP $60

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.

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