Full Review

Luc Belaire

Luc Belaire
NV Rare Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Vegetables

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 2.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Luc Belaire
NV Rare Rosé, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Vegetables

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 2.5%
Reddish pink color. Fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of spiced strawberries drizzled in white chocolate, raisin toast, and ground almonds with a silky, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish with notes of cranberry seltzer, clementine, and minerals with fine, chewy, fruit tannins. A vivacious rose sparkling with rich flavors and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: spiced strawberries drizzled in white chocolate, raisin toast, and ground almonds
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cranberry seltzer, clementine, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Pork Bánh Mì, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious rose sparkling with rich flavors and structure.

The Producer or Importer

Sovereign Brands

The Producer or  Importer
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Their Portfolio

Brut Rose

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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.