93pts Wine & Spirits
The base for this rosé is pinot noir with meunier added as red wine. Perhaps it’s the meunier that give this a delicate fragrance, making the wine seem prettier, more aerial than Dosnon’s other cuvées. The flavors are so pure and lively it feels like eating fresh fruit, the mousse fine enough that it would easily meld with sushi—Mariko Kobayashi of Vintry Fine Wines in NYC suggested the acidity in the rice would play well with the wine.
93pts Wine Spectator
Delicate spice, floral and graphite aromas lead to flavors of white peach, fresh ginger, biscuit and lemon peel in this harmonious rosé, with a firm and chalky frame. Offers a lasting, mouthwatering finish. Disgorged October 2015. Drink now through 2020
The Dosnons have lived in the village of Ligney and its environs for generations. Davy has recuperated a small percentage of the vineyards that his ancestors once possessed– the fruit from which goes into Champagne Dosnon – but he also purchases fruit from neighbors in the Côte des Bars for Champagne Henri Dosnon, a second label named in honor of his grandfather. Henri Dosnon Brut Rosé is a blend of mainly Pinot Noir with about 10% Chardonnay that is aged in bottle for 20 months before disgorgement and finished with a dosage of 10 g/L.
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