From: Champagne, France
Blend: 45% Pinot Meunier, 40% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir
WW 93 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The Champagne André Robert Rose de Vignes is delicate yet persistent, and delicious. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers aromas and flavors of strawberries with a light accent of minerality. Enjoy it with steamed crab. (Tasted: September 12, 2022, San Francisco, CA)
JD 92 Jeb Dunnuck
The NV Champagne Extra Brut Rosé de Vignes is floral with fresh roses, raspberry, and orange zest, and the palate is inviting, with a soft texture and an elegant mousse. This a charming rosé is ready to drink now.
W&S 92 Wine & Spirits
If you set out to make a cubist rosé Champagne, you might light out from your base in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger to grow meunier in the sandy-clay soils of Montigny, and chardonnay in the Côte des Blancs chalk of Cuis to the north and Etréchy to the south. Then ferment them with the ambient yeasts from the vineyards and block the malolactic. What you’d end up with is a wine with a strawberry red scent under the reductive pungency, complex in a natty way yet clean in its lasting fragrance. An odd and lovely wine to serve with vitello tonato or steak tartare. Also pairs well with schnitzel (chicken or pork), bbq, risotto, smoked salmon, duck confit, rare to med-rare steak with fried potatoes, pizza with this rosé champagne (mushroom or margherita pizza!), crab cakes.
Taste: The nose is an enchanting bouquet of red berries, wild strawberries, and a subtle hint of crushed stones, evoking a sense of summer-ripe and spring-fresh aromas. As the wine unfolds, delicate citrus notes add brightness and complexity.
On the palate, the wine showcases an elegant balance of power, with the Chardonnay asserting its refreshing character. The texture is structured and persistent, revealing layers of red fruit flavors, intermingled with an underlying minerality. The fine and lively mousse, along with the wine's natural acidity, imparts a vibrant and energetic experience, while the 4 grams/L dosage allows the true essence of the terroir to shine through.
Pairing: The NV Champagne André Robert Rose de Vignes Extra Brut's versatility makes it a delightful companion to various dishes. Pair it with light appetizers, such as a charcuterie board or smoked fish, to enhance the wine's delicate red fruit flavors. For heartier fare, consider dishes like duck with berry sauce or a rare to medium-rare steak with fried potatoes (or check out our recipe below), where the wine's vivacity and freshness can cut through the richness.
This elegant rosé Champagne complements the flavors of traditional French cuisine. Enjoy it alongside dishes such as Coquilles St. Jacques, classic French onion soup, or a rich and creamy lobster bisque. For a more casual affair, consider pairing it with a savory Tarte Flambée from the Alsace region or a delicate Quiche Lorraine.
The NV Champagne André Robert Rose de Vignes Extra Brut offers a delightful pairing experience for vegetarian dishes as well. Savor the wine with a flavorful mushroom or Margherita pizza, where the acidity and freshness can balance the earthy and rich flavors. Enhance a risotto dish, such as a creamy wild mushroom risotto or a vibrant spring pea and asparagus risotto, with the wine's delicate red fruit notes. Alternatively, pair it with a classic ratatouille or a grilled vegetable platter for a refreshing and satisfying combination.
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About. The NV Champagne André Robert Rose de Vignes Extra Brut is a testament to the rich history and innovation of the André Robert Champagne house. Rooted in the grand cru soils of Le Mesnil sur Oger, the family's legacy spans five generations, with each contributing to the evolution of their Champagne-making craft. Today, Claire Robert and her husband, Jean-Baptiste Denizart, honor their heritage while pushing the boundaries of quality with their vision of producing wines with greater depth and texture.
From humble beginnings in the hands of Henri Robert, who organized the first growers' association in the village, the estate has grown to encompass 65 individual parcels across Le Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Vertus, Cuis, and Etrechy. The family's commitment to sustainability and organic principles is reflected in their meticulous care for the estate-owned grapes.
The NV Champagne André Robert Rose de Vignes Extra Brut brings together Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, creating a delicate yet persistent rosé that offers aromas of red berries and wild strawberries. Coral pink in color, the wine's Chardonnay component adds freshness and structure to the palate. This unique blend has garnered critical acclaim from experts such as Wilfred Wong of Wine.com and Jeb Dunnuck, who both awarded the wine scores in the 90s.
As a grower Champagne, Domaine André Robert is a récoltant-manipulant house that ensures the utmost quality and character by growing its own grapes and producing the wine on site. This attention to detail extends to the winemaking process, which includes hand-harvesting, gentle pressing, and fermentation in French oak barrels. The wines are then aged in the family's 19th-century chalk cellars, allowing for slow maturation and the development of their distinct flavor profiles.
The NV Champagne André Robert Rose de Vignes Extra Brut's versatility makes it an ideal partner throughout a meal, pairing well with dishes such as steamed crab, vitello tonato, steak tartare, risotto, smoked salmon, duck confit, and even pizza (more options below). This exquisite rosé is a fitting tribute to the André Robert family's dedication to their craft, seamlessly blending tradition and innovation in every bottle.
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