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A great rosé Champagne for spring!

ChampagnePosted by Per-Olof Diderot Thu, April 11, 2013 21:16:40

Champagne Guy Charlemagne
It is with great pleasure that I grip the keyboard and write about this fabulous Champagne producer in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. The Champagnehouse Guy Charlemagne is located in the small charming village of Le Mesnil sur Oger. They produce about 130,000 bottles a year of which 35% is sold in France and the rest global. Their motto "Quality is my truth," describes more than well what the producer really stands for.

We have had the great pleasure of visiting the producer on two occasions and have been greeted by a super friendly and professional approach. And when the Champagnes is even better it makes it into one of my personal favorites. Everything with this champagne house exudes a real sense of class throughout.

Guy Charlemagne Rose Brut
The 100 % Pinot Noir grapes for this wine is produced by the Charlemagne vineyard in Sezanne. The soil is dominated by limestone and clay, and the wine is produced by saignéemethod. A subtle fragrance emerges with hints of red apples, strawberries and minerals. The taste shines with elegance delivering a fresh fruit, good acidity and aromas of grapefruit, red apples, strawberries, strawberry and minerals.

If I'm not mistaken, it is our dear Norwegian neighbor's favorite rosé champagne right now. And it can be easily understood. Unbelievable that it does not belong to the regular assortment of the Swedish Systembolaget as it is one of the best rose Champagnes I have tasted. Order it right now to get it in time when spring finally arrives and use it as an aperitif and/or together with a luke warm spring salad combined with smoked salmon.

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