Laurent-Perrier has crafted one of the most visually imaginative metal jackets for the holiday season. Recently launched, this limited edition is a reflection of the attention to detail that goes into producing this cuvée rosé.
The Constellation offers an alluring raspberry color, powerful and quite intense with red fruit notes; very fresh and structured; robust with a lovely savory dimension; fine bubbles. Impressive!
Undeniably, this cuvée rosé will appeal to Champagne enthusiasts, with a sublime touch to serving this holiday season.
Champagne Review: Comte de Senneval Champagne
Autolytic notes of biscuit and toast, with creamy lemon and apple with hints of tropical fruit on the palate; persistent bubbles.
Grapes: Chardonnay Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir
Excellent price 19 €
Food pairing suggestions
Pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna ), shellfish, mild and soft cheese
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Producer: Laurent-Perrier Group
Style: Rich and Complex
The maceration on the skins for three days provides this glorious pink color with tinges of orange; displays aromas of raspberry, red currant, cherry and citrus; on the palate – intense fruit flavors, fresh; it opens up providing an impression of plunging into a basket of freshly picked strawberries, Morello cherries and raspberries; beautifully rounded and long finish – it’s truly a gastronomic Champagne!
- Vintage Number: 158550
- Ten-grands curs villages
- Saigneé Method
- The #1-selling rosé Champagne in the world
I recommend a rack of lamb, pork, salmon, tuna, shellfish, mild and soft cheese, and dark chocolate
Rating: 93 Points
J. de Telmont
This Champagne is produced in Damery in the Marne Valley by J. de Telmont, one of the last Champagne houses to be family-owned and operated.
Currently the House is headed by Bertrand Lhopital. With his sister Pascale, and his brother-in-law Philippe, the fourth Lhopital generation is working to keep J. de Telmont’s rank among the 20th most important Champagne Houses in France.
85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
Raspberry pink hue with some light salmon reflections; long-lasting mousse with fine bubbles. The initial nose reveals citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon; on the initial swirl strawberry, raspberry notes emerge; in the mouth exceptional balance and finesse; long finish with hints of cherry.
Aperitif, light entry of fish or crustaceans, light cheeses, desserts with red fruits
BLEND – VINIFICATION:
Blend constructed on a base of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, mostly classified as Premiers Crus with 20 to 25% coming from wines reserved from the 2 previous years.
45% of the Chardonnay is from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims vineyards
55% of the Pinot Noir is from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne vineyards, 18 to 19% of which has been made into red wine.
• Hand picked
• Fermentation in temperature-regulated stainless steel fermenters
• For the red wine, short maceration and light extraction
• Full malolactic fermentation
• Dosage: 9 g/l
The colour is a beautiful pomegranate pink with some orange reflections; the effervescence has persistent foam; there is an intense aromatic profile on the nose with hints of tropical fruits including raspberries, and strawberries and rose; on the palate the attack is distinct and full, cradled by a gentle effervescence; the balance brings together a delightful freshness and full body, expressed by an elegant touch of mint and grapefruit.
FROM FLUTE TO PLATE:
Ruinart Rosé is a delight to drink throughout a meal from aperitif to dessert.
Liz Palmer – July 2017