La Grande Année Rosé 2012

Textured and Gourmet

The subtle blend of a great champagne and a unique red wine.

La Grande Année Rosé, the very embodiment of an exceptional, timeless champagne

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Assembly

The unique blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from a unique plot

La Grande Année Rosé 2012 is an assembly of 21 crus, mostly in Aÿ and Verzenay for the 67% pinot noir and in Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the 33% chardonnay. We add 5% red wine from the Côte aux Enfants plot.

Fermentation takes place entirely in barrels. It is cellar aged, sealed with a natural cork, for over twice as long as required by appellation. The dosage of this champagne is moderate, 8 grams per litre.

Champvoisy Tauxières Avenay-Val-d’Or Louvois Verzenay Cuis Reims Aÿ Épernay Vallée de la Marne Montagne de Reims Côte des Blancs
67 % Pinot Noir 33 % Chardonnay
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Sensations

The 2012 vintage, the creation of expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex

The 2012 viticultural year was characterised by a long vine growth cycle and significant rainfall. The clear wines, tasted in the months that followed, revealed very expressive chardonnays that remained lively and taut, while the pinots noirs come through with finesse, both structured and harmonious on the palate.

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To the eye

A delicate rose derived from La Côte aux Enfants Pinot Noir.

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To the nose

Aromas of redcurrant and black fruits accompany lovely notes of citrus.

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On the palate

A great deal of delicacy. The freshness and creamy texture are prolonged by a racy finish.

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Tastings recommandations

La Grande Année Rosé 2012 is a powerful and complex champagne which enhances and complements perfectly the subtlest gourmet experiences. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, this wine is best served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année Rosé 2012 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar.
Notations
  • 96 /100

    At this point of youthfulness the pink colour is rather rich and bright. Lovely clean and fruit-forward nose with fresh red berry aromas mixing with spice and orange notes. Quite shyly evolved with much more to surface on the complexity front. Today there is attractive exuberant fruitiness and perfect creamy freshness. Promising palate with power and persistence where an overall harmony enhances the feeling of sophistication.

    Essi Avellan

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