Martinot, Françoise: Bistrotage Rosé (B11)

This wine is made of 100% Pinot Noir (2011) from Landreville of Charles Dufour his mother but vinified by Charles (saignée sémi-carbonique). No dosage.

Luxurious orange-rose colour, with prinprick small bubbles. The nose is sexy with biscuits Roses de Reims, balsamico, blood oranges, pomegranate, cherry, cranberries, forest strawberry, mushroom, fresh hay, a green note of fern and a whiff of pumpernikel bread. After swirling the glass it showed also earthy notes of raw pumpkin and sand. After a couple of minutes it showed gin-like characteristics like gentian, pine and the fresh scent of bergamot. The mouthfeel is soft and dynamic supported by a perfect mousse. On the palate you get cherry and cherry blossom honey, forest strawberries, rosehip, elderberry and old style redcurrant comfiture. On the mid palate there is some overripe clementine and a hint of black cardamom. The finish is very long with candied citrus, blood orange, elderberry and mild spices. I’m mostly not a fan Charles Dufour rosé champagnes but thisone rocks my world. Highly recommended.

Rating: 87/100