This excellent rosé champagne is made by rising star Jean-Paul Deville at his domaine in the centre of the village of Verzy, just 20km south east of the Champagne capital, Reims. His wines are made by the traditional 'Méthode Champenoise' whereby secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle. What sets Jean-Paul's wines apart, however, is the dominance of the Pinot Noir grape in the blend. Whereas most Champagnes are made predominantly from Chardonnay grapes with a little Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this particular rose is made from predominantly Grand Cru Pinot Noir grapes and therefore represents fantastic value for money. This makes for an ideal aperitif and is a big JBW seller.
A vibrant salmon-pink in colour. The mousse is persistant and lasting. On the nose aromas of summer red fruits leading to a refreshing and floral palate of cherries, blood orange and candied flowers. A very polished and well balanced fizz. Drink with fresh tuna sushi, fricassee of chicken and lobster with spring vegetables or escalope of salmon served on a bed of watercress and baby spinach.