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Le Grand Courtâge

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grand Cuvèe Brut Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grand Cuvèe Brut Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
Brilliant silvery pink color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream, white chocolate brittle, frosted lemon scone, and earth with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, appealing, medium-to-long finish that exhibits notes of white peach and cherry and delicate wheatgrass with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp, delicate rose sparkler that will be a nice aperitif.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: strawberries in cream, white chocolate brittle, frosted lemon scone, and earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of white peach and cherry and delicate wheatgrass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters Rockefeller, Baked Fish, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, delicate rose sparkler that will be a nice aperitif.

The Producer

Le Grand Courtage

The Producer
1281 Westwood Blvd, Ste 107
Los Angeles, CA 90024
USA
1 310-503-0067

Brut Rose

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Although Rosé Champagne accounts for little more than 10% of overall Champagne production, it is arguably the trendiest style of Champagne. While a definition of Rosé Champagne (all are made in a Brut style with lower dosage) is difficult, what every rosé Champagne has in common is its color, ranging from pale salmon and copper to bright pink.

Rosé Champagnes are made by one of two processes: either assemblage, where still red wine is added to the Champagne or by the saignée (literally “bleeding”) where the color of the Champagne is derived from skin contact. Rosés can be made from 100% red grapes –Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier or can even be primarily Chardonnay; thus there are many different styles. As red grapes add more weight to the wine, rosé Champagnes are better suited to pairing with meat and game.