Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2006
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2006 is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir (100% “Grands Crus”), part of which (12%) is red wine from the vineyards of Bouzy, and 30% Chardonnay grapes. The Chardonnay grapes, from the vineyards of the Cote des Blancs (100% “Grands Crus”), bring refinement and freshness to the composition. Only juices from the first pressing are used to ensure the structure and the long ageing potential so essential to this exceptional champagne. Cellar-ageing allows the complexity of the aromas to develop and rounds off the structure of Comtes de Champagne Rose.
Comtes de Champagne Rose has a deep pink colour. The extremely fine bubbles rise in a lively style to form a superb ring of delicate foam.
Initially, the nose offers intense aromas of citrus fruit, especially blood oranges. Then more mature aromas develop, with candied red and black fruits, quince paste and blackcurrant liqueur.
On the palate, the attack is concentrated with a very intense cherries-in-syrup fruitiness. The mid-palate is rich, vinous and very structured.The finish is expressive with volume, complexity and good length. Still young but already showing great class, Comtes de Champagne Rose 2006 is characterized by a mature, generous style. Its rich, varied aromatic structure suggests an excellent capacity to age.
A wine for celebrations and ceremonial occasions, the profile of this champagne is such that it can be enjoyed at any time; in the context of a meal, it would go well with pigeon or lamb (cooked pink) or with a dessert such as baked pears or a red fruit gratin.