Lanson Le Rose Champagne
Lanson is one of the pioneer Houses to have produced a blended rosé, as early as 1833. It was in 1949 that the Lanson family decided to make a cuvée with the characteristic freshness of the Maison's style. The subtle addition of red wines - from emblematic Crus such as Bouzy or Les Riceys - the exclusive use of rosé reserve wines and the original vinification method, for the most part without malolactic fermentation, give it a unique pale, salmon colour – it bestows a fruitiness and a finesse that combined, distinguish it from other rosé Champagnes. Its delicate notes make it the ideal aperitif for a long summer evening, a picnic or the elegant accompaniment to a gourmet dessert.
Le Rosé has a beautiful subtle pink salmon color with fine, light bubbles. On the nose, fine scents of raspberry, pomegranate and blood orange enhance a delicate note of rose. On the palate, a beautiful mineral crispness is accompanied by subtle floral and fruity notes of strawberry, redcurrant and pomelo.
53% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
90 + Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate: Based on the 2014 vintage and disgorged in December 2019 with eight grams per liter dosage, Lanson's NV Brut Le Rosé is showing nicely, offering up aromas of peach, crisp orchard fruit, pink grapefruit and warm brioche. Medium to full-bodied, chiseled and incisive, with a racy spine of acidity and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a saline finish. This is quite tightly wound out of the gates, and I suspect it possesses a bit of upside. Rating: 90+
A bright, fruity rosé with peaches and light strawberries. Tangerines, too. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture. This is a blended wine with only 7% red wines. Pretty red fruit with the same freshness as the normal black label. Very fresh and vivid. Four years on the lees. Drink now.
A clean-cut, snappy version with a creamy bead delivering a fine range of peach, toast point, graphite and smoke flavors that expand on the palate. It's lightly honeyed and mouthwatering on the finish. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.