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Montaudon Grande Rose
Try pairing with raspberry Charlotte with Reims biscuits, Goat’s cheese or Chaource Tuna sashimi
Blend: 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Noir (red-style vinification), 20% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
In 1936 Josephine Baker, the iconic start of the Folies Bergères, signed an exclusive contract with Maison Montaudon for the supply of a ‘First Class Champagne’ to her Parisian cabaret. Philippe, son of Auguste-Eugène, built up a network of close partnerships within the Champagne region, signing agreements with various winegrowers to ensure a stable supply of top-quality grapes. His natural charisma and formidable business skills saw him serve as President of the Champagne Merchants’ Union for six years. He also established a strict system of quality control for all wines bearing the Montaudon name.
Luc, the son of Philippe, worked to consolidate Maison Montaudon’s place in the traditional French market. Flying the flag for the Montaudon brand, and the Champagne region as a whole, he also worked tirelessly to boost the company’s international reputation. His extensive travels and savvy investments in new markets helped to establish Montaudon as a name that Champagne lovers worldwide — from casual drinkers to seasoned connoisseurs — know and trust.
Maison Montaudon joined the Alliance Champagne group in December 2010. Nowadays, Alliance Champagne Group is just as committed to preserving and perpetuating this ancestral tradition of excellence. Montaudon values: sharing, conviviality and indulgence. Look for the Champagne with the red ‘M’… the unMistakable promise of a truly special Moment!
Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, Champagne is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to be labeled ‘Champagne’ within the EU and many New World countries, a wine must originate in this northeastern region of France and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, Épernay, and Aÿ, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide. Well-drained limestone chalk soil defines much of the region, lending a mineral component to the wines. The climate here is marginal—ample acidity is a requirement for sparkling wine, so overripe grapes are to be avoided. Weather differences from year to year create significant variation between vintages, and in order to maintain a consistent house style, non-vintage cuvées are produced annually from a blend of several years.
With nearly negligible exceptions, three varieties are permitted for use in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. These can be blended together or bottled varietally, depending on the final style of wine desired. Chardonnay, the only white variety, contributes freshness, delicacy, and elegance, as well as bright and lively acidity and notes of citrus, orchard fruit, and white flowers. Pinot Noir and its relative Pinot Meunier provide the backbone to many blends, adding structure, body, and supple red fruit flavors. Wines with a large proportion of Pinot Meunier will be ready to drink earlier, while Pinot Noir contributes to longevity. Whether it is white or rosé, most Champagne is made from a blend of red and white grapes—and uniquely, rosé is often produce by blending together red and white wine. A Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay will be labeled as ‘blanc de blancs,’ while one comprised of only red grapes are called ‘blanc de noirs.’