Armand de Brignac
Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Rosé Champagne
The Armand de Brignac Rosé is a bright and lively cuvée with layers of complexity. Crafted by adding 15% of still red wine to the final blend, the Pinot Noir is harvested from old vines that produce fruit with great flavor intensity. This provides a deeper texture to the champagne and red fruit nuances, making it a perfect wine to enjoy from the start to the end of the night.
A confident copper blush and an immediately seductive nose of soft spice, red currants and sweet almond. The blend here is dominated by the Pinots, with 50% Noir and 40% Meunier leaving only a whisper of elegant Chardonnay. The three contributory vintages in question are 2013, 2014 and 2015, youthful therefore, yet the wine does not lack for depth and complexity. A beguiling almost savoury depth is immediately evident, courtesy in no small measure to the quality of the red wine, 15% added as Pinot Noir from exceptionally old vines in the village of Ludes. Old vines and a young wine; wisdom, depth and youthful energy in this instance make up a winning combination. Score - 92. (Simon Field, MW, decanter.com, Feb. 22, 2021)
|Grapes||50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay|
|Winery||Armand de Brignac|