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Le Grand Courtâge

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grand Cuvée Brut Sparkling Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.99

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grand Cuvée Brut Sparkling Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1%
Steely pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of sugared strawberries, lemon custard, honeyed biscuit, and toasty croissant with a crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, breezy finish displaying impressions of honeydew melon and apple tart with no oak flavor. A friendly rose sparkler.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sugared strawberries, lemon custard, honeyed biscuit, and toasty croissant
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of honeydew melon and apple tart
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A friendly rose sparkler.

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.