Great elegance, balance, intensity and delicate expression
Montagne de Reims
Champagne Soutiran, NM
100% PINOT NOIR
92 points Wine Advocate
The cuvée Rosé is a basket of ripe fruit. A very aromatic champagne whose unusual profile will seduce you.
The wine’s ruby red color with orange shimmers gives it a great depth. Its nose is evocative of blackberry, black currant, blood orange, and cherry. Its suave mouth brings forth aromas of stewed red and black fruits. The finale is distinctly vinous.
Guided by Alain Soutiran’s daughter, Valérie Renaux-Soutiran, and her winemaking husband Patrick Renaux, Champagne Soutiran cultivates 11 hectares of vines of which six are family-owned. Most of the vines are located in Ambonnay, the rest is in Trepail, Chigny les Roses and Chamery. Pinot Noir is dominating, but there is also Chardonnay and a little bit of Pinot Meunier. Valérie and Patrick are the third generation of the family domaine that produces clear, full, intense and elegant Champagnes of really excellent quality.
“The NV Brut Grand Cru Rosé is a rosé de saignée from 100% old vines Pinot Noir and it is quite dark in its garnet red color. The red fruits-displaying bouquet is absolutely delicious: fruit intense and deep, very clearly articulated and fresh, and it develops with aeration. After 60 months in the cellar, this is a full-bodied and flavored sparkling red of great elegance, balance, intensity and delicate expression. It’s almost drinking like red Burgundy, but should be drunk young.” – 92 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
“Distinctive, earthy Pinot character here, showing concentrated autumn forest, dried cherry and spice aromas and flavors matched to a vibrant, balanced framework. Fine expression of terroir and plenty of personality. Drink now through 2008. 300 cases made.” — 92 points, BS, Wine Spectator
“Dark pink. Sexy, mineral-accented raspberry and strawberry aromas are impressively fresh and incisive. Pure, focused red berry and blood orange flavors stain the palate, showing surprising finesse and spicy lift. The spiciness builds with air and carries into the finish, which features sweet rose pastille and tangerine nuances. A supple, generous style of pink Champagne with strong finishing punch and spicy persistence.” – 92 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous
“Very pure in the mouth, this food-friendly rosé is rich, on the dry side, with flavors of crushed strawberries and lemon juice, tightened by a red apple skin texture. The wine is fresh, but has an attractive edge of developing maturity.” – 91 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast