5 Rosé Champagnes
18th August 2021
A glass of Champagne, sir?
Why, yes, thank you very much!
Oh, waiter, I think there’s something wrong with this Champagne
How so, sir?
It’s meant to be sir, it’s Rosé Champagne
Rosé Champagne, Rosé Champagne, Rosé Champagne, is it just me or does anybody else like saying that.
Rosé has been making its mark across the world, from Cavas, Champagnes, English Fizz and most recently Prosecco, it’s produced all across the world and so it should be, as a lot of the world is drinking it. One way of making it is by leaving red skinned grapes in contact with the grape juice, but not for too long, as then it would turn into red wine, so a short contact with the grape juice and then they are separated, the grape juice then continues down its normal course and finally makes its way to you, you get different shades of Rosé’s because of how long the red grape skin stays on contact with the juice the longer the darker the Rosé.
But you didn’t come here for a Rosé lesson, you came to decide which Rosé Champagne you’ll buy next, so let’s get into it.
1 Champagne Roger Brun
Champagne Roger Brun, run by Philippe Brun, one of the greats, a true lover of France, a kind man and a fantastic Champagne maker, if you’re ever in France, his winery is for sure one place you need to visit, just make sure you book first, then you’ll be tasting award-winning Champagnes and enjoying some interesting stories.
If you want to know what it’s like then you can check out our Trip To Champagne Roger Brun where we spent unforgettable moments with Philippe Brun
Every time I see this bottle of Champagne Roger Brun, I always think that this bottle would be perfect for a first date, the label and name on this bottle are incredible, the Romance is a fantastic bottle to enjoy on a date.
Champagne Roger Brun – Romance – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “👃Raspberries, strawberries and pink floral on the aroma.”
Flavour – “👅Initial dry red fruits which quickly turns into sweet ripe red berry fruits. “
This Champagne Won a Gold Medal in the Spring Fling Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
2 Champagne Faniel & Fils
Champagne Faniel et Fils is one of those wineries set in a picture-perfect French environment, when I visited the winery and met Mathieu Faniel the owner and head winemaker, the day could not have been more perfect, the sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, Mathieu was beyond kind and welcoming, his winery looked like a set from a film, it is filled with history and great Champagne. You can see for yourself what I’m talking about by checking out A Trip To Champagne Faniel & Fils by me or A visit to Champagne Faniel & Fils by Christopher Walkey
Mathieu is the third generation to work at the Champagne house, he joined in 2008 and has helped expand the name and reach of his Champagnes across the world, Champagne Faniel & Fils all began after World War II when Mathieu’s grandfather André Faniel founded the company, back then it was just called Faniel, it was after André’s son Jacques Faniel and his wife Brigitte had their sons Romain and Mathieu that Jacques officially changed the name to Faniel & Fils.
Champagne Faniel & Fils – Rosé Perlane – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “👃Strawberry, nutty and flaky pastry on the aromas.”
Flavour – “👅Fresh red fruits, pastry and candied nuttiness on the palate.”
This Champagne Won a Silver Medal in the Winter Warmer Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
3 Champagne Laurent Lequart
Champagne Laurent Lequart has been respecting the terroir and the environment for 4 generations, they have achieved the High Environmental Value (HVE) certification which was obtained in 2019 and a Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) certification in 2020.
They are located on their family farm in Passy-Grigny, in the heart of the Marne Valley, with 11 hectares of farmland, with most of it planted with vines growing the Meunier which they use to craft their Champagnes.
Champagne Laurent Lequart – Blanche Andésyne Rosé – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “👃Creamy red berries with freshly baked pastry on the aroma.”
Flavour – “👅Creamy dry red berries and a hint of puff pastry on the palate.”
This Champagne won a Gold Medal in the Winter Warmer Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
4 Champagne Vollereaux
With over 200 years of history, Champagne Vollereaux has a lot of winemaking knowledge, back in 1805, in the heart of Champagne, Pierry and Moussy planted and cultivated the first vines of Champagne Vollereaux.
Champagne Vollereaux – Cuvée Marguerite Rosé 2012 – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “👃A strawberry pastry treat with orange blossom and red berry notes.”
Flavour – “👅Strawberry, zesty red berries and minerals on the palate.”
This Champagne Won a Gold Medal in the Vintage Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
5 Champagne Chateau de Boursault
Château de Boursault is home to one of the most famous Châteaux in Champagne. In the small wine-growing village of Boursault, the château proudly dominates the left bank of the Marne Valley, 10km west of Epernay. Château de Boursault is situated higher than most other wineries we’ve visited, with the views from the château overlooking a beautifully large area of Champagne. You can find out more about the fascinating history behind the Châteaux and their Champagnes here: A Trip To Champagne Château de Boursault
Champagne Chateau de Boursault – Rosé Saignée – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “👃Raspberries, pink blossom and rose petals on the aroma.”
Flavour – “👅Sweet red berry taste with floral notes.”
This Champagne Won a Gold Medal in the Gastronomic Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
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