Not only is this Louis de Sacy Grand Cru Brut RosĂ© Champagne utterly delicious, it is incredibly versatile as well. (Think GO-TO holiday bubbly.) Everything from lamb, to pork, fish, tuna and salmon will work with the lovely layers of this Grand Cru. It's fabulous with food, but also an elegant aperitif on its own. To start: peppered tuna skewers with toasted sesame oil mayo with just a suggestion of wasabi... For the main event: roasted leg of lamb with potatoes and onions. The French say to roast the lamb until it's the color of the champagne, or pink... OR, long-simmered pork Choucroute au Champagne, a heady mix of smoked pork loin, bratwurst, salt pork and sauerkraut (perfect for very cold days) OR a thick French fish stew/soup or Bouillabaisse. The final note: rich cherry/raspberry crĂ¨me brulĂ©e. Qu'est-ce que vous attendez winelovers?
91 Points Wine Spectator: Rated as Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style. "Assertive aromas and flavors of dried cherry, autumn woods and ginger highlight this vinous Champagne. Beautifully balanced, with complexity and a dry finish echoing fruit and spice. Drink now through 2016. 2,000 cases made."
Winery: In the mouth, the taste develops with notes of strawberry, raspberry, and liquor of wild strawberry, among which notes of tobacco, resin and pear become more evident. The nervousness of youth leans on a balanced structure, showing but a small sign of its beautiful personality."