It is named after a woman: Alexandra. In 1982, Bernard de Nonancourt created an outstanding cuvée of vintage rosé champagne – the perfect expression of his driving passion, and the fruit of his great experience.
Only outstanding vintages are deemed worthy of a Grande Cuvée Alexandra Rosé. These exceptional years are eagerly awaited, yearned for…. Each harvest is closely monitored and gauged. Grape quality, sugar concentration, acidity, and potential for development are all scrupulously analysed and weighed in the balance by Michel Fauconnet.
A tasting of Alexandra Rosé Millésimé is one of those all-too-rare moments – a unique sensory experience.
A first look reveals a very different world from those usually found in rosé champagnes. A delicate ring of bubbles circles the inside of the glass, enlivened by a fine, persistent stream of bubbles. The colour register is anything but the usual shade of redcurrant or raspberry. Instead, what you see illuminating the lead-crystal glass is a diaphanous amber-pink. More than a colour, Alexandra Rosé Millésimé radiates a special light – the light of a winter sunset on the rolling Champagne countryside, when the sky blazes orange in the last rays of the setting sun.
The nose of deliciously satisfying aromas of candied citrus is amplified on the palate. Next, a strong sensation of minerality structures the palate and the wine releases its tensions to deliver a succession of taste sensations. The range is wide, moving from the smoothly spicy to hints of metal, acid drop, and dried rose petals. But despite the obvious complexity, the senses never lose their way in this uniquely pleasurable experience. Alexandra Rosé Millésimé surrenders up its singular personality, which is simultaneously masculine in its intensity and its powerful structure, and feminine in the infinite delicacy of its colour and taste sensations. The experience is unforgettable.
|Type||Vintage, Rose, Grand Cuvee|