Duval Leroy Rose Champagne Non Vintage

Yes, there’s definitely something sensual, sexy and seductive about a glass of Champagne. And if it has a tint of salmon pink color to it, it give me chills like I’m about to enjoy well… you get the point. Rosé Champagne is produced in the same fashion as those without color except the winemaker adds some red wine into the whole mix before it goes through second fermentation in the bottle. Another way is allowing a red grape’s skins to sit longer with the juice, dying the liquid, then proceeding with fermentation. (Learn more about how to make Champagne here.)

The result in this French bubbly yields red fruit on the tongue… tart red cherry, red apple and strawberries. Not sweet but zingy. Elegant and refined and finishes with a flourish of citrus, minerality and a creamy tang of yeastiness. Made with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Pretty delicious splurge sparker.

Sweetness: 2 out of 10
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Price: $50
Occasion: Sample sent from the winery (yes, I’m lucky)
Availability: High end wine shops
Food pairing: Great all by itself or with any cheese or food


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