If we were forced to pick a single wine from Marguetand#39;s lineup that captures everything we have come to love about this special property, which is no small feat, it would have to be his vintage rosandeacute;, from Grand Cru vineyards that he farms biodynamically in Ambonnay. The village is largely known for and largely planted to Pinot Noir and is renowned as one of the top sources for the grape in the entire region. Benoit also holds some special plots of Chardonnay, which he handles with the same level of skill and devotion. This rosandeacute; showcases his immense talent with each in glowing fashion. While the current trend in rosandeacute; across the globe places a large emphasis on color, Benoit makes his blend for this wine without reference to the shade in the glass. His focus is entirely on aromatics and texture. In the case of the 2014 vintage we're offering today, the blend came out to 81% Chardonnay andamp; 19% Pinot Noir and was bottled with no added sulfur and zero dosage. It opens on the nose with vibrant red-fruited aromatics, and like many of Benoit's greatest creations we've encountered over the years, you almost don't need to taste it to appreciate its beauty. On the palate, the wine shows seamlessly integrated bubbles and extremely fine mousse. It finishes long, with the graceful hum of a tuning fork. The wine's intensely focused expression of weightless power is on the level of elite Burgundy and though it's priced like many houses' non-vintage bottlings, it drinks like Champagne that's several times more expensive. It's hard to ask much more from rosandeacute; Champagne.
Needed air for the bubbles to settle down and then it was fantastic.
Needed air for the bubbles to settle down and then it was fantastic.9.0
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