Pale salmon color with very appealing strawberry, cherry, citrus blossom and a kiss of spices aromas. On the palate, it's well balanced, with bright acidity and focused, charming cherry, strawberry, and a hint of raspberries and spice with an appealing minerality and a long finish. From 375 ml
What do you do when you only grow Grand Cru Chardonnay but what to make rosé? Well you trade a little bit for Grand Cru Pinot of course. Olivier Bonville was able to trade with Ambonnay celebrity-producer Paul Dethune for the red wine that goes into this blend of 92% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Noir. Think Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc turned into a rosé!
Franck Bonville NV Grand Cru Brut Rosé (SRP $40): Let me give you some free advice: Do not wait for special occasions to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine or champagne. This delicious example, composed of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, is salmon pink in appearance with a persistent mousse of tiny bubbles. It exhibits aromas and flavors of fresh red berries – namely strawberry, alongside subtle notes of brioche, floral perfume, and spice. This is the type of champagne I personally enjoy serving with Sunday brunch – think smoked salmon, fruit salad, or crab cake eggs Benedict. The wine’s beautiful texture, firm acids, and reasonable price point (I found it for $30), make it an excellent option for any occasion and a wide variety of foods. Region: Champagne, France. Other info: ABV 12.5%, cork enclosure). LINK to post: http://bit.ly/1epr6LQ
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