Pierre Peters Rose Albane NV
The Rose was first introduced in 2007 and was a bit of a revolution for the house , which had only produced Blanc de Blancs Champagnes prior to that. It is mainly Chardonnay with some Pinot Meunier from the Marne. This is a delicate style of rose with raspberry and apple flavours, and some interesting rhubarb and lemon notes adding to the fresh feel.
Champagne Pierre Peters is one of the best growers in the Cote des Blancs. Most of the vines here are in Le Mesnil which tends to have the highest acidity and most minerality of all the Cote des Blancs villages. Peters uses a full malolactic fermentation and quite high fermentation temperature to tame this steeliness and add depth to compliment the freshness. Fantastic Champagnes.
Region: France, Champagne
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier