Reims, July 2020
What better time could there be for enjoying a rosé champagne in good company than the waning of a fine summer day? The sky is blue; the weather was hot, but the cool of the evening announces a perfect time with friends.
Chanoine Frères’ Réserve Privée line offers wines for those who appreciate a champagne with character. The Brut Rosé is no exception. It gets its temperament from the Pinot Noir grapes that make up 85% of the blend created by Isabelle Tellier. 10% of these Pinots Noirs, mainly grown in Les Riceys, are vinified as red wine, giving the champagne its subtle ruby-rose hue.
Cited in the 2019 Hachette Wine Guide, Réserve Privée Rosé is a racy, fruit-forward, fresh and generous champagne. The bubbles are very fine and red-fruit notes dominate the nose and palate. Drink it cool, at between 8 and 10°C.
Chef de Cave — and gourmet — Isabelle Tellier is fond of associating Réserve Privée Brut Rosé very simply with melon and Parma ham, a classic French summer appetizer.
Throughout the summer, Réserve Privée Rosé also marries well with seafood during vacations at the seaside — skewered prawns with grapefruit, sashimi and spring rolls, shrimp risotto and salmon tartare. For dessert, a rhubarb tart or raspberry charlotte will sweetly echo the red-fruit notes of this Rosé cuvée.