Region: Reims, Champagne
This delicate wine, created in the 1950s, was one of the first ever Rosé champagnes. It is also one of the most well-loved, particularly for its freshness that echoes Lanson Black Label.
Lanson Rose Label is a blend of 53% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, from a number of crus and almost ten different years. Like Black Label, it is enhanced through a long maturation of at least three years in the cellar, including at least six months after disgorging.
Pale orangey pink. Fresh redcurrant and tangerine aromas are complemented by talc and allspice, with a seductive floral quality building in the glass. Lively and focused on the palate, displaying nervy citrus and red berry flavors and an undercurrent of chalky minerals. Finishes with very good clarity, grip and tangy persistence, the red fruit and mineral notes repeating. – Josh Raynolds, Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media