Type: Sparkling Rosé, Champagne
Grape Varieties: 39% Chardonnay, 51% Pinot Noir, plus 10% still Pinot Noir from Avenay, which was aged in oak barrels.
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator (2014), 92 Wine Spectator (2015), 92 Wine Spectator (2018)
Ageing: Made in stainless steel tank with malolactic fermentation halted. Aged for more than four years in the bottle on its lees
Color: Bright Salmon
Tasting Nose: Elegant aroma of forest fruit and flower petals
Palate: Rich and flavourful, medium-bodied sparkler with very fine bubbles. Fresh aciditiy and long finish.
About the Winery:
Ployez-Jacquemart is a family champagne house, founded in 1930 by the husband and wife team of Marcel Ployez and Yvonne Jacquemart, The soul of the house, characterised by a continual search for excellence, is now represented by Laurence, the third generation of the family, who succeeds her parents Gerard and Claude Ployez. Perpetuating the founding values of the house: Passion, Tradition and Dedication, she has committed herself to make the most of each harvest and producing great prestige wines. They produce their Rosé in a very good year for quality black grapes.
They are all developed with this base: the assembly of Champagne Extra Quality Brut (a blend of the first presses of premier and grand crus wines with a majority of black grape) to which we add a small amount of champagne red wine from Avenay or Mailly Champagne vinified in oak. Each vintage brings structures and intensities of different colours. The chance to work with addition of red wine allows us to be more stable and accurate in colour. It contributes to creating an expressive blend delicately combining the expression of red fruit aromas with richness and a long finish, keeping things lively. Our red wines are made in our oak barrels unveiling an elegant touch lightly wooded. We use only very low dosages to let express all fruits and aromas of the wine.