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PASCAL PONSON Champagne  Brut Rosé “Rosé des Gents Dames”  Premier Cru

Retail Price: $48

Value Rating: 2.8

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: February 20, 2018
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DDWA Score: 90

Good Value

Textbook Rosé Champagne smell and taste of strawberry, wild cherry and cranberry lead the way. Orange scone, red apple and faint yellow rose petal follow behind. Great fruitiness, partly explained by the 10 G/L dosage, which falls squarely in the Brut range as it lifts the fruity flavors up. This is a sure-fire hit for everyone except those who like their Champagne SUPER-dry.

The Ponsons are a fifth-generation Grower Champagne family/producer (they own and farm their grapes).  The blend on their Rosé is 69% Pinot Meunier then Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 15% red wine is added to the cuvee before 2nd fermentation. I must admit I’m attracted to the name “Rosé of Gents Ladies.”

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