Varnier Fanniere Rosé Brut NV
|Region||France, Champagne, Ambonnay|
The pale pink colored NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru (LR2012) is a round, fresh and fruity fizz based on 90% Côte de Blancs Chardonnay and 10% Ambonnay Pinot Noir red wine, all Grand Cru. Red and black currant aromas along with blueberry and ripe blackberry flavors on the nose lead to a full flavored, elegant and charming palate. It has a long, intense and well-structured finish. This is an in the sunshine wine that can also be served with food. It has a lot of Pinot character.
Here's a finely meshed rosé that's fresh and fragrant, with a hint of spring forest, while subtle flavors of dried white cherry, salted almond, whole-grain toast and orange zest are framed by mouthwatering acidity. Disgorged May 2012. Drink now through 2018. 30 cases imported.
The 10% Pinot Noir in this otherwise Chardonnay-dominant blend adds an attractive, light pink color. It is crisp and fragrant. Pinot Noir's tannins barely show, while Chardonnay's apple-driven acidity comes through strongly.