Pink with tiny, delicate, persistent bubbles. Very pretty in the glass—as any rosé Champagne should be. Bright, fruity scents suggestive of cantaloupe and citrus (perhaps orange rind or pink grapefruit). Less rich, creamy, and toasty than the Carte Or and Carte Rouge wines from the same maker, but with subtle hints of toast and something suggestive of plum skins. Delicate mousse. Refined and sophisticated, but not at all snooty. A perfect brunch wine. Excellent value.
Food pairing: Aperitif, salmon, light appetizers, fruit salad; a perfect brunch wine