Current release, she’s steadfast, compressed, declamatory. Ripe flavors run to lavender, satsuma and bullace: guessing ’09 is her base. Nourishing as ever. Should fan out gracefully with cellar-time. Now – 2019.
50% Chardonnay; 30% Pinot Noir (a touch of still PN is added); 20% Pinot Meunier. Dosage: 8 g/l. Some of the base wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. Aged four years on the lees before disgorgement. Made with between 30-40% reserve wines. This is lot L161014 38253A.
Coral pink. Fragrant, savory nose: dried red fruit and rhubarb, wood chervil, fennel frond. Rainwater-fresh on the palate: groseille, cranberry, hint of pink-peppercorn spice. Slatey, mineral-rich finish. A hallmark balance. Fastidious bead with a ballerina of a mousse. All limpid lines here. A Rosé of delicacy and restraint. Now – 2016+.