Heritage flavours – Cuvée Alexandra Rosé 2004
Tasting Notes: The heritage champagne of the Laurent-Perrier collection has a creative and original blend producing a rich and fruity aroma. Cuvée Alexandra Rosé 2004 macerates together Pinot Noir (80%) and Chardonnay (20%) grapes, permeating both finesse and power throughout the wine.
For this to be successful both grapes must achieve optimum ripeness, which is why Alexandra Rosé is always a vintage wine. The 2004 vintage is an original and creative blend, which stands out for its complexity and depth. It has hints of candied citrus, delicate spices and dried rose petals whilst still retaining a delicacy of flavour.
Pale salmon-pink in appearance, this vintage Cuvée Rosé is an elegant finesse with a complex nose. Hints of wild strawberries and redcurrants with a soft, dry texture makes it the perfect champagne to enjoy with brown crab in delicately spiced aspic, roast fillet mignon of veal or a terrine of Bresse poultry with foie gras and truffles.
David Hesketh Master of Wine and Managing Director of Laurent-Perrier UK comments, “Alexandra Rosé 2004 is a powerful yet restrained wine which achieves a real complexity through its prolonged ageing prior to disgorgement. It has sufficient power and depth to complement the stronger flavours found in Asian cuisine or is an excellent match with game birds.”