As its name suggests, La Grande Année Rosé is a variant of La Grande Année. The blend is created by combining La Grande Année with red wine from "La Côte aux Enfants," a vineyard less than 1.5 acres in size, in the heart of Champagne's Aÿ terroir. La Grande Année Rosé is named after the plot of land it comes from and is made in a true burgundian style. This wine is not produced every year, as perfect maturity is required at the date of harvest. Thus, La Grande Année Rosé remains an exception; it is a beautifully structured and full-bodied wine, with a deep color and intense aroma.
Intense wild red berries with biscuits.
Full-bodied fruit flavors with a long structured finish.
"Huge, intense aromas of orange
cream, baked cherry, Sherry, bread
dough, cinnamon and lots of other
brown spices show remarkable
harmony amid such diversity.
Beautifully balanced, weighty flavors
of dried orange peel, apricot, Sherry,
malt and nutmeg. Doughy notes soften
the otherwise crisp close."
The Wine News
"Detailed flavors of dried berry, tobacco and spice complement the vibrant structure in this Champagne. It shows finesse and persistence, with a silky mousse. The aftertaste hints at toast and spice. Drink now through 2020."
"The salmon-colored 1999 La Grande Année Rosé is a pretty Champagne that offers terrific balance in its expansive, sweet core of fruit and expressive aromatics. The warm, opulent quality of the vintage comes through in the wine's soft, caressing texture. "
The Wine Advocate