Comte Audoin de Dampierre, Brut Rosé ‘Œil de Perdrix’ Chenay NV

Comte Dampierre Rose NV #488% Chardonnay; 12% Pinot Noir.  Unknown dosage, base vintage and disgorgement date.

October 2013

More a cerise pink.  A swollen red fruit hamper, coppery, bucolic and a little sweet.  Fecund and spicy, with notions of Drambuie and christmas punch.  Quinine and yuzu counterpoint.  Like last year’s bottle, the acidity is slightly spiky and gives the intimation of sitting beside the fruit.  Juicy Rosé with a rustic tilt; we prefer his BdB.  Drink soon.

September 2012

Salmon pink.  Rich, open, slightly coarse nose: spiced red fruit, hibiscus, wet hay, gingerbread.   A summer garden of swollen red pinot flavors on the palate: strawberry, raspberry.  A bit confectionary.  Barb says, “Red Vines and Starburst”.  Notes of citrus pith and blood orange gives this counterpoint and nuance.  A whack of grapefruit-rind acidity gives it a sweet-sour impression.  Tumescent, slightly unknit Rosé.  Now – 2015.

Comte Dampierre Rose NV #3

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