Champagne Pommery has unveiled its first Cuvée Louise Rosé for the 21st century, which is named in honour of Jeanne-Alexandrine Louise Pommery, who founded the house in 1858.
Chef de Cave Thierry Casco makes Cuvée Louise Champagnes only in years he considers exceptional, and the new 2000 vintage is made in smaller quantities than its Blanc counterpart.
The pale, delicate salmon-pink drink is a blend of 61% Chardonnay from the grand cru vineyards in Avize and Cramant and 39% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and Bouzy.
Grapes were hand-selected by a team of 200 trained pickers for optimum sugar levels, with only the first-run juice vinified to ensure the purity of the wine.
To buy it, call 020 7208 2500
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