Lanson Champagne Brut Rose Extra Age  750ml
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Lanson Champagne Brut Rose Extra Age

Lanson - Champagne - France

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Rated 92 by Stephen Tanzer
(65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay, from 2005, 2004 and 2002; disgorged December, 2011; Lot 2/60633.03): Light orange. A heady, complex bouquet evokes blood orange, raspberry, potpourri and Asian spices, with a toasty overtone. Fleshy, mineral-accented red fruit flavors are braced by juicy acidity and pick up smoke and floral pastille nuances with air. Penetrating and precise on an impressively long finish of lingering rose and orange zest.
Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
Very smoky, showing racy acidity and a creaminess to the texture, with flavors of toasted brioche and nut, ripe black cherry and grilled plum, accompanied by a hint of briny mineral. Fresh finish. Disgorged December 2011. Drink now through 2018. 200 cases imported.

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Winery: Lanson

Varietal: Champagne Blend

Whilst Champagne sparkling wines are most commonly made with a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varietals, there are actually seven fine grape varietals allowed by French wine law for inclusion in the wines of this region. These include Arbanne, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and and Petit Meslier alongside the others, although these four are being used less and less in the modern age. Champagnes are normally blended wines, although the popularity of single variety 'blanc de blanc' Champagnes made solely with Chardonnay grapes, and 'blanc de noir' wines made only with Pinot Noir varietal grapes are becoming more and more popular. The blending process found in most Champagnes aims to take the finest points of each grape varietal and bring them together to produce spectacular, strong yet balanced results in the bottle.

Region: Champagne

The north-easterly region of Champagne in France is amongst the most famous and well respected wine regions in the world. It's principle produce, the elegant sparkling white wines made with a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Petit Meunier grape varietals, have consistently grown in popularity for hundreds of years, and are still the sparkling wines of choice for most people across the globe. The region is quite an unusual one, in many ways. The high altitude and cool climate make it difficult for the grapes to ripen, but it is helped enormously by the mineral-rich, chalky soils which typify the region, and the heavily forested areas which help maintain moisture in the soil and an even temperature. The wineries of the region have generations of expertise, and know exactly how to make the most of their grape varietals, resulting in the distinctive and famous wines of Champagne we know and love.

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.