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An extra-brut Pinot Noir-dominated Rosé blend, with some Chardonnay and the wine typically incorporates about 40% oak-aged ‘base’ wines from previous vintages to lend depth and a touch of vinosity. As many of you know, Egly-Ouriet is known for one of the best ‘still’ Pinot Noirs in Champagne, and a small amount (2%) of this wine (known as ‘Ambonnay Rouge’) is included in the cuvée for color. The Brut Rosé typically ages on its lees (the spent yeast cells that precipitate from the wine’s secondary bottle fermentation) for about 48 months. Dosage 2g/l.
All of which leads to a powerful, lush, lustrous rosé Champagne experience - Burgundy with bubbles, indeed! The wine has a concentrated dark salmon pink color with fine bubbles throughout. Assertive aromas of red currants, strawberry, wild flowers, rose petals, chalk and a hint of exotic spice burst from the glass.
To underline the quality, it is highly endorsing to see Anselme Selosse, buys his Pinot Noir from Francis Egly to produce the Selosse Rosé. Its rich colour, fascinating aroma and taste are outstanding.
Francis Egly produces only approx. 10'000 bottles of this well sought-after Rosé per year for which reason it is often sold out.