This rosé is virtually a Grand Cru, because the incredible proportion of 93% Chardonnay comes from Chouilly (Grand Cru plots). The remaining 7% Pinot Noir from Bisseuil (Premier Cru site). A very unusual composition for a rosé champagne, not surprising that it initially reminds one of a Blanc de Blancs on the nose. On the palate it is already much more full-bodied, here the red, rather exotic fruits also come to the fore, underpinned by a nice minerality and a very light yeasty touch. Long finish and nice creamy texture. A beautiful rosé champagne that will also appeal to Blanc de Blancs lovers. Highly praised also by Vinum, Fallstaff, James Suckling and Parker.
- In the glass: light salmon pink, subtle orange reflections, delicate mousseux.
- In the nose: apple, cookie, some red berries, very discreet tobacco notes.
- On the palate lively, well structured, flavors of cherry but also lemon and nice minerality.
- Aperitif or as an accompaniment to food
- This champagne goes perfectly with duck breast or smoked salmon
The Champagne House Bruno Paillard
Purity, minerality, elegance and complexity
Champagne A.R. Lenoble was founded in 1920 by Armand-Raphaël Graser. It is one of the few champagne houses that has been family owned for over 100 years. The current owners Anne and Antoine Malassagne are the great-grandchildren of the founder and thus the fourth generation of the family to run the winery. The 18 hectares of vines of the estate are distributed as follows: 10 hectares in Chouilly where Anne and Antoine grow Chardonnay in Grand Cru sites – definitely the jewel of the Champagne house, 6 hectares in in Bisseuil (Pinot Noir, Premier Cru) and 2 hectares in Damery.