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Roland Champion Champagne Brut Rose
Champagne Roland Champion
France - Champagne   

The Champagne rose shows an orange salmon color coming from the red wine base. The pinot meunier brings red fruit aromas of strawberry and raspberry with hints of spices. The palate is juicy and harmonious with good depth and minerality. A delicate balance between Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
It is a blend of 93% White juice (made from 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier and 33% Pinot Noir) and 7% Pinot Noir red wine. The grapes used to produce the Coteaux Champenois red wine are coming from their vineyards near the Village of Verneuil.

Specifications
Wine Type
Sparkling
Varietal(s)
20% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir
Vinification
Manual harvest; then pressing immediately to avoid oxidation & preserve quality. Free run juice only. Aged three years sur lattes..
Production
416 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Excellent as an aperitif, but also delicious with fish or poultry, or with dessert. One bottle do it all !

Reviews and News

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - Washington Post

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - Washington Post

Washington PostChampion is a small grower in Chouilly, in the Cotes des Blancs, an area known for fantastic chardonnay. This rosé — of which he makes only about 330 cases — includes 10 percent red wines (pinot noir, pinot meunier) to give it a pale, salmonlike color and a beguiling palate of cranberries, strawberries and currants. Wow. And yum."

Washington Post (David McIntyre, Dec 20th 2011), ***

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 92 PTS - IWR

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 92 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Eye of the partridge color. With a bouquet that evokes leesy hints of red cherry and berry with a touch of stone fruit, this is a finely sculpted wine, beautifully balanced with rich flavors of cherry, shortbread,and a hint of honeyed apricot. A rosé Champagne that’s complex and dry with good palate depth and length. A blend of 20% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 40% Pinot Meunier; 7-85% of the juice is red wine (Pinot Noir) from 2013 vintage of Coteaux Champenois Rouge from the village of Verneuil. 3+ years on the lees."

- I-WineReview (Champagne: Diversity and Change, January 2020), 92 pts

 

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - WS - Web Only

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - WS - Web Only

Wine Spectator 91 Pts"A delicate, subtle Champagne, delivering aromatic notes of mulling spices and yeast that accent the flavors of kirsch, bread dough, candied lemon zest and rose petal. This is finely tuned, with lively acidity and a minerally finish. Drink now through 2021. 330 cases made. –AN"

Wine Spectator (Web Only 2011), 91 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - WS

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - WS

Wine Spectator 91 Pts"Elegant and well-meshed, this blends delicate acidity with subtle notes of ripe cherry, strawberry and blackberry fruit accompanied by hints of walnut, bread dough and spice. Shows a lovely, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2017. 150 cases made. –AN"

Wine Spectator (November 15th 2012), 91 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - IWINE.COM

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - IWINE.COM

I Wine Review"This rosé exhibits a lovely salmon color with layered flavors of dried red fruit, grilled nuts, and yeast notes. A blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay from two vintages, it is rich and creamy on the palate, with layers of yeast and dried red berry fruit flavors and a long refined finish."

I-WineReview.com (December 2011), 91 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - IWC

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Rosé - 91 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 91 Pts"Bright orange. Aromas of blood orange, dried rose, allspice and minerals, with a subtle note of anise. Juicy and precise, with very good depth to its spicy red berry and citrus pith flavors. Finishes smooth and long, with excellent clarity and lingering spiciness."

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Josh Raynolds, December 2011), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Champagne Roland Champion

This small grower and member of Champagne’s elite Special Club is located in the Grand Cru Village of Chouilly. The house was founded in 1929 by André Champion, who created ...
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