The Comtes de Champagne Rosé is an excellent, outstanding champagne from Taittinger. In short, the two grape varieties Pinot Noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%) are married.
In the glass, this sparkling wine shines in a radiant strawberry pink with a delicate mousseux. Delicate bubbles rise in continuous bead strings. The intense bouquet first reveals fragrant aromas of fresh citrus fruit - especially blood orange - and some raspberry. This is followed by more mature notes of candied red and black fruits (cream de cassis, cherries and strawberries), juicy peach and a little candied ginger. Finally, sounds of sweet pastries and candied hazelnuts unfold in the nose.
This French sparkling wine pampers the palate with a seductive acid-sweet game. The red fruits of the nose are present on the palate and are accompanied by fine nuances of vanilla and lemon zest. The body is very well structured and delights with an elegant freshness. The expressive finale is incredibly smooth, very long and silky.
Vinification of the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé
Only strictly selected grapes from the Grand Cru locations of the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs are used for this wonderful sparkling wine. The harvest is only done by hand and the harvested material is immediately taken to the wine cellar. There, the grapes are gently pressed as a whole. Only the fine must after the initial pressing is used for this champagne.The
musts are fermented quickly in the stainless steel tank. For a short time, part of this wine matures in the barrel before the assembly is composed. With the addition of the filling dosage (yeast and sugar), the base wine is bottled and matured in the deep chalk stalks of Taittinger in Reims for at least 5 to 8 years. Regular shaking and turning gradually collects the yeast, which was initially on the bottom, in the neck of the bottle.
Finally, this champagne is degorged. The yeast plug is frozen in the neck of the bottle and the bottle is opened. The shortage caused by opening is filled with a shipping dosage (sugar and wine) - so this champagne is classified with brood.
Food recommendation for the Comtes de Champagne Rosé Taittinger
Enjoy this premium rosé sparkling wine chilled as an aperitif for special occasions. Or with pink roasted lamb with parsley potatoes and desserts with fresh fruit, such as pear pie.
Awards for the Rosé Comtes de Champagne
- Wine Spectator: 95 points for 2006
- International Wine Challenge: Gold for 2006
- International Wine & Spirits Challenge: Gold for 2006
|Style of Wine:||Champagner|
|Sweetness:||brut - bruto|
|Sub region:||Champagne (FR)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Gift for good friends , wedding , surprise connoisseurs , Mother's Day , Romantic Dinner , New Year's Eve , Valentine's Day , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||bottle fermentation|
|Grape Variety:||Chardonnay , Pinot Noir|
|Awards:||IWC International Wine Challenge - Gold , IWSC International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold , Wine Spectator - 95 Punkte|
|Soil:||Lime , sandstone , clay|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||84|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , Citrus Fruit , ořechové , Caramelised , Yeast|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||5 - 7|
|Stil:||Alte Welt , fragrant , komplex|
|Food Pairing:||Desserts , Light dishes|
|Flaschendesign & Ausstattung:||Champagne bottle , modern|
|Flaschengröße in l:||0,75|
|Alcohol % ABV:||12,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Inverkehrbringer:||Champagne Taittinger - 9 Rue Saint-Nicaise - 51100 Reims - Frankreich|