When you see Clotilde Davenne’s Crémant Rosé, you wonder why anyone ever puts pink in anything but a clear bottle. Its color is multifaceted like the wine itself, showing strawberry now, now red cherry, now bronze and even peach. Made from pure Pinot Noir, it brings the breath of roses and strawberries on the ticklish nose (all sparkling wines have a delightful nose; it’s a specialty of the style) along with limestone minerality and cool-climate acidity. In the mouth, it is warm, textured, assuring, a bottle full of summer for year-round use. Cherry, strawberry, and rose petals together in a peachy mouthfeel, with red apple and raspberry on the finish, it’s a perfect party bottle.
Pairing: It’s friendly with savory appetizers, shrimp, or for whetting the appetite.
TYPE: Rose Sparkling
VARIETY: PINOT NOIR, CHARDONNAY
REGION: Cremant de Bourgogne, Burgundy, FRANCE
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