Bruno Paillard, Premiere Cuvée: $77.99
85% PN, 15% CH Premier Cru ML- Estate vineyards farmed organically and sustainably. Review from the Wine Advocate: The NV Brut Rosé Premiere Cuvée is a soft, accessible offering with expressive aromatics and a layered expression of fruit. With time in the glass, the wine’s inner perfume emerges quite nicely. As always, the Paillard house style is on full display in this understated, supremely elegant Champagne. The finish is long and refined. Disgorged April 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014. (moi-yellow peach, honeydew, tangerine)
Bollinger: Rosé $64.99
62% PN, 14% PM, 24% CH Aromas of strawberries, raspberry, and red currant along with some toastiness. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation (unlike the Bollinger non-rosés) to soften the acidity, but there is still an energy to this wine that suggests going aging potential.
Aubry: $58.99 Disgorged June 2008, Premier Cru
25%PN, 15% PM, 60% CH Undergoes Malolactic fermentation, lower dosage; From Wine Advocate: The NV Rosé Premier Cru shows gorgeous linearity and precision in a taut expression of fruit. Subtle notes of cherries, red berries and flowers emerge as the wine shows off lovely inner sweetness and perfume. 92/2009-2012
Bonnaire, Premier Cru: $49.99
10% PN, 90% CH-ML, fresh strawberry fruit accompanied by freshly-baked bread aromas and caramel notes. We were charmed by this wine.