Charles Heidsieck - Rosé Réserve NV, Champagne
80% equal parts Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier, 20% equal parts Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. 5-6% red wine.
Rich, complex rosé Champagne. The high proportion of reserve wines gives this wine a beautifully toasted character. The cellar master intentionally selects reserve wines younger than those used in the Brut Réserve to ensure there is a freshness to balance the more robust structure. Full-bodied, with notes of strawberry shortbread, red apple, cream and toasted brioche.
While this can be enjoyed as an aperitif, this is also an excellent food wine, and the bright acid profile and rich flavour is an excellent partner to grilled tuna steak, scallop linguine or goat cheese and beetroot salad.