NV Henri Giraud Dame Jane Rose Champagne

$99.95

This rose Champagne is a distinctly round and full-bodied sparkling wine. Equipped with fresh cream, granite, and a slight herbaceousness. Fresh raspberries and strawberries are present along with a tinge of rainier cherries. Vinified entirely in sandstone amphora, as well as aged on the lees for three years, makes the wine incredibly approachable.

Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Sebastien Le Golvet
Vintage:
Non Vintage
Aging:
3 years
Oak Treatment:
Aging on lees
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
12.5%
Score Vinous:
93
SKU #:
1048118
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN93

Vinous

The NV Rosé Rose Dame-Jane is light and airy in the glass. Crushed flowers, sweet crushed berries, white pepper and mint are all beautifully lifted. Translucent and gracious, the Dame-Jane is quite a departure for a house that was previously known for rich, opulent Champagnes. The Dame-Jane is done with an 'Oeil de Perdrix' base in which Pinot is given a short time on the skins for added color and structure. Right before bottling, touches of Chardonnay and still Pinot are added to fine-tune the blend. The Dame-Jane is aged entirely in sandstone terracotta, an approach that works beautifully. This release is based on 2017, with 40% reserve wines. Dosage is 6 grams per liter. Disgorged: March 21, 2019. (Originally published in May 2021)