The Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2003 is a Champagne of great dimensions and remarkable balance of structure, vinosity, framework and fruity, fine and delicate aromas.
- FRA - Champagne
"One of the truly outstanding champagnes, this 100% chardonnay sourced only from grand cru sites is stylish and elegant. With its ultra-fine bead, it's super fresh with citrus, mineral and floral notes. Extraordinary length and superbly balanced." Jane Faulkner, Sydey Morning Herald, (5/12/2009)
"A delicately fine and supremely elegant wine with minerally citrus aromas leading to a palate that is light and precisely balanced. One of the great champagnes. Rating -97 - Ray Jordan, West Australian (5/12/2009)
Winery Tasting Notes
A slightly amber, rosewood colour. The exceptionally fine bubbles give a delicate but extensive necklace of mousse.
The nose, very fine and elegant, is reminiscent of blossom, rose and violet petals and subtle fruity scents of raspberry and pear and a faint touch of fresh almond in the background.
The first impression on the palate is fresh, complex and fine. Its mid-palate delivers delicate flavours of raspberry compote and pears in wine in harmony with a degree of vinosity.The finish, still fine, is long, structured and balanced.
This is a wine for ceremony and celebration, the perfect accompaniment to all fruit desserts such as a simple bowl of strawberries, tarte Tatin or roast pears.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2003 is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
The Pinot Noirs grapes, some of which (12%) are converted into red wine, come from the grands crus of the Montagne de Reims. From the Côte des Blancs (classed as 100% “Grands Crus” on the scale of Champagne crus), the Chardonnay grapes give the blend finesse and freshness.
In order to achieve the structure and longevity so essential to this exceptional Champagne, only the juices from the first pressing are used. Ageing for at least 5 years in the cellars allows the complexity of the aromas to develop and rounds off the structure of the Comtes de Champagne Rosé.