This Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut shines gracefully in a radiant ruby red and is suffused with unexpected, intense copper reflections. The mousseux jumps out of the glass, big-beaded and lively.
The nose is greeted by a veritable fruit basket of wild raspberries, blackcurrants, rose hips and pickled sour cherries. A little oxygen and a bit of warmth then reveal a deeper complexity. Aromas of undergrowth, leather and cedar resonate, perfectly rounded off by refreshing vegetal notes such as nettle, mint and redcurrant leaves.
On the palate, the Rosé de Saignée holds on to its fruity charisma and pairs it with appealing tartness. On the palate, it unfolds with a convincing spiciness and presence, like a captivating handshake that won't let you go. A champagne full of expressiveness whose finish spreads steadily through the mouth. Such a model of balance and refinement is predestined as a food companion.
Try this champagne with strawberries and spring onions, accompanied by mushrooms of the herb oyster variety and creamy camembert. It could also harmonise excitingly with rolled smoked salmon and a creamy thyme sauce, refined with cranberries. Or why not a meat dish like roast duck breast on a bed of lamb's lettuce, topped with a dressing of wild raspberries and garnished with pomegranate seeds. The possibilities are endless.
Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, 19 Avenue du general de Gaulle, 51130 Vertus / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-10