Champagne Bernard Mante Brut Rosé
Classic brut champagne with a little red Pinot Noir wine for color and flavor. Pretty to look at and to taste!
Located between Château Thierry and Epernay in the Champagne region, Bernard Mante is an independent producer making seven varieties of champagne. He approaches the cultivation of grapes and winemaking in a way that produces superior product with the least possible ecological consequences, and was a pioneer in planting between vine rows to control erosion and fertilize the soil as well as what has come to be known as integrated pest management. An avid gardener as well, he applies the same care to his garden. The results are spectacular for both.
First Vine is the only U.S. importer of Bernard Mante champagnes. Champagne is made from three different grapes, the Pinot Meunier, which gives fruitiness, Pinot Noir, providing the body and structure, and Chardonnay for elegance and finesse. The rosé is made from all three. It's elegant but with a little edge to it, as you might expect from something dressed so nicely in pink. Rosé wines are made from red wine grapes and get their color from resting on the grape skins a short time. Rosé champagnes are also made from red wine grapes but don't touch the skins -- instead, a little red wine is added at a particular stage of production. The result is unique and delicious, and looks spectacular in the glass!
Alaska, California, Virginia, and Washington DC
||Champagne Bernard Mante, Trélou-sur-Marne
||12% alcohol by volume
A fabulous aperitif, also pairs with poultry, seafood, cheeses, and Thanksgiving food.