Reims, February 2022
February is the month of lovers, climaxing on Saint Valentine’s Day — which of course is best celebrated with champagne. To share your memorable moments, Chanoine Frères is offering its Réserve Privée Brut and Rosé champagnes at a discount of 20% on its online store.
It’s the perfect occasion to discover the Brut Rosé cuvée created by Isabelle Tellier, the House’s Chef de Cave.
Réserve Privée Rosé, an expressive champagne with lovely red-fruit notes
Réserve Privée Brut Rosé is a champagne with character, lively, fruity and generous. It gets its temperament from the Pinots Noirs that make up the majority of the blend.
These Pinots Noirs come mainly from Les Riceys in the Côte des Bar, the southernmost growing area in Champagne, where the variety grows especially well. A portion of the grapes are vinified as red wine to give this champagne its ruby colour.
Isabelle says, “In blending Réserve Privée Rosé… I always make several tests. I look for balance between the white and red wines and a fine colour with well blended tannins. I also work at giving priority to the fruit notes.”
In this champagne those notes include flavours of wild strawberries, raspberries and other red fruits that give the cuvée its delicate, subtle nose (see the tasting notes).
To accompany this Réserve Privée Rosé, Isabelle Tellier — a Chef de Cave who is always attentive to food-wine pairings — suggests a seasonal gourmet menu that will delight “foodies” at St Valentine’s.
“— The pink Reims biscuits and the rose petals are a nod to the St Valentine’s colours, and associating them with foie gras makes for a bit of a change. For dessert, red fruits are always welcome; I thought of chocolate, which also works well — especially with the light texture of a soufflé.”
Foie gras with Biscuits Roses de Reims (Pink Reims biscuits) and rose petals
Grenadine of veal with pears
Réserve Privée Rosé should be enjoyed ideally at between 8°and 10°C
For Valentine’s Day, take advantage of the exclusive 20%-discount offer on Réserve Privée cuvée Brut and cuvée Rosé on the Chanoine Frères online store. If you order two or more cases direct from our cellars in Reims, you’re entitled to free delivery in metropolitan France.