Jose Dhondt Brut Rose de Saignee n/v

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This great value grower-producer is best known for its blanc-de-blancs. Do not overlook this beautiful 100% Pinot Noir Rose.

A Classic Grower Champagne

The Dhondt family started growing grapes for Champagne in 1924 and then began making their own wine 1976. The estate is only 5 hectares. While most of the holdings are in Oger, the Pinot Noir for this rose are from the more southerly SĂ©zannais, which is in the Marne.

The Champagne is lush and fruity up front, but finishes quite dry even with its 6g/l of residual sugar. This is precisely what my palate prefers and though this is not what I would call upper echelon Champagne, I think this is one of the best roses for the money available in BC. To get to the next level of quality for rose you will be looking at $110+ per bottle.

I had a bottle of this with the inventive food of Gastown’s Blacktail and it deliciously stood up to every dish.

Excellent
$73 at Marquis Wine Cellars

Comments

  1. Chris Wallace
    June 1, 2015

    I am a big fan of their B de B so I will make an effort to try a bottle of this. BTW, re: your comment “but finishes quite dry even with its 6g/l of residual sugar” , I would have thought 6g/l was a relatively low amount of dosage, no? PS: revamped site looks really good!

  2. Shea
    June 1, 2015

    It is within brut standards but there is plenty of no dosage rose out there these days such that I often find 6g not that dry.

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