Charles Gardet Prestige Rose Saignee 2008-2011
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Pinot Meunier, matured in tanks for 4 months, followed by at least 6 years on lees in bottle.
Based in Chigny-les-Roses in the heart of the Montagne de Reims, Gardet owns several hectares of Premier Cru vineyards with the rest of their requirements being bought in from growers with whom they have formed long and close relationships.
The aroma slowly reveals floral and citrusy notes, lemon and orange peel, with a tart side. On the palate, all the promises of the aroma are kept and further developed. Berries, red currants, black currants, blackberries and even stewed fruits combine with a graceful, silky textured body.
Perfect as an aperitif or as an all-meal.