Full Review

Le Grand Noir

Le Grand Noir
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy

Le Grand Noir
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Steely amber color. Aromas of golden apple, navel orange, heirloom tomato, strawberry tops, and pickled watermelon with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry light body and a medium-length ground nuts, strawberry jelly, and graphite finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy rose sparkler that refreshes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: golden apple, navel orange, heirloom tomato, strawberry tops, and pickled watermelon
Taste Flavor: ground nuts, strawberry jelly, and graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brie, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy rose sparkler that refreshes.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.