Marguet Père et Fils, Brut Rosé Grand Cru Ambonnay

Premier Wine Company, Richmond CA.

65% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir from estate vineyards in Bouzy and Ambonnay. Base wine 2009 vintage (85%) plus reserve wines (15%). Made rosé by a combination of saignée and addition of still red wine. Half of the wine sees barrel fermentation. Aged two years on the lees. Disgorged November 2012. Dosage: 5 g/l.

Peach pink. The nose has a sleek smokiness, garlanded in orange zest and gougere. The palate is robust, runs with purple plum skin flavors and a taffeta density. It holds limpid qualities, and gathers copper through the finish. Now.

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