Alexandre Penet, Champagne Rosé Extra Brut
A captivating salmon pink color. Aromas of ripe red cherries and redcurrant with a subtle, spicy touch on the nose. On the palate, the full red fruit flavours are tempered by underlying freshness, providing lift and balance to this elegant rosé champagne (30% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 30% Chardonnay). 12%. Drink now to 2020.
Guide des vins Bettane+Desseauve 2015 16/20
Serving suggestions: Generally versatile, it rarely is a mismatch with any kind of food, and partners easily with cuisines across Asia – from southern China to Sri Lanka – thanks to a pronounced fruitiness handling well spicy flavours.
La Maison Penet
Distinctive champagne producer La Maison Penet makes wine under the Alexandre Penet and Penet-Chardonnet Grand Cru brands. Alexandre Penet is a great introduction to the maison’s style of artisanal, refined champagne focusing on freshness and purity, as well as expression of terroir (all their wines see low dosage – sugar addition – to preserve that purity).
The cuvées Alexandre Penet Extra Brut, Rosé Extra Brut and Grand Cru Brut Nature demonstrate both the wide range of produced champagnes as well as the quest for quality. With six hectares of Grand Cru vines in Verzy and Verzenay, Montagne de Reims, Penet-Chardonnet has received important critical acclaim, especially for its vintage cuvées and single-parcel bottlings. Penet-Chardonnet Champagne Grand Cru ‘TerroirEscence’ and Penet-Chardonnet Champagne Prestige Grande Réserve Grand Cru Extra Brut 2008 are two brilliant examples of how these wines express their exceptional terroir.