Score : 90/100
In the whole blend, 10 to 12% of red wine vinified in oak is used to give the wine its distinctive pink color.
In total, the wine counts with 25-35% of reserve wines (kept and matured from previous vintages).
Ageing on lees :
- Bottle : 2-3 years
- Magnum : 3-4 years
Dosage : 8 g/l
So How Good is this Palmer & Co Rosé Réserve Champagne Brut?
The answer is in the tasting notes:
This rosé sparkling wine comes in a bright pink color, just slightly salmon, so with a subtle orange hue to it.
Fresh and quite intense nose is dominated by fruity aromas of just-ripe red berries.
Rather than ripe strawberry or cherry you’d find in some rosés, here scents remind of delicate acidic berries such as blueberry or gooseberry. This freshness is accentuated by some vegetal characters of freshly cut grass.
The palate feels dry, with a solid acidity confirming the previous impression of freshness. Fruity flavors on the tones previously described are here very intense.
Some leesy characters of dough and brioche provide depth and complexity but remain discrete, like they deliberately intend not to weigh down the overall feel.
Good body, fine bubbles and impression of richness and exuberance of the fruit flavors.
A Rosé Champagne filled with the freshness of acidic berry fruit characters, yet it feels and is concentrated and intense. Solid complexity, pretty dry with an overall grassy feel make for an interesting fruity/savory contrast to the flavors that should satisfy many demanding palates and possible food matches.