Full Review

Mod

Mod
NV Rosé, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$400

Mod
NV Rosé, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Bright khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed brioche, roasted nuts, and dried strawberry with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting impressions of panettone, dried apricot, and toffee. A toasty Champagne with rich nutty notes; a classic rose Champagne.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: honeyed brioche, roasted nuts, and dried strawberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of panettone, dried apricot, and toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty Champagne with rich nutty notes; a classic rose Champagne.

The Producer

Mod Sélection Champagne

The Producer

Their Portfolio

90 Mod NV Rosé, Champagne 12% (France) $400.00.
93 Mod NV Réserve, Champagne 12% (France) $300.00.
92 Mod 2008 Réserve, Champagne 12% (France) $480.00.
93 Mod 2008 Rosé, Champagne 12% (France) $550.00.
92 Mod NV Blanc de Blancs, Champagne 12% (France) $450.00.
93 Mod NV Blanc de Noirs, Champagne 12% (France) $450.00.

Champagne 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.

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