Elegant and fruity, the Cuvée Rosé from Laurent-Perrier is the most recognized rosé Champagne in the world. It is also one of the few rosés made by the maceration method. Held in an elegant bottle inspired by those manufactured in the time of France’s King Henri IV, it has been widely acknowledged for its consistent high quality for more than 50 years, and it is the benchmark for rosé Champagne around the world.
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé is truly remarkable for its highly expressive bouquet, stemming from the careful preservation of fresh fruit aromas during the winemaking. Cuvée Rosé is made with 100 percent pinot noir from 10 different crus (or vineyards) from the north and south areas of the Montagne de Reims, including the famous Bouzy. Grapes from carefully selected plots are meticulously sorted and de-stemmed before going into vats, and the controlled maceration helps with the color extraction and the development of the full aromatic richness of the pinot noir. With intensely fruity flavors, clean and slightly sharp, the wine opens to the sensation of freshly picked strawberries, Morello cherries, black currants, and raspberries. The finish is supple and rounded.
If you prefer your Champagne sans the pink, try Laurent-Perrier Brut La Cuvée Champagne. It’s a lighter house style. Subtle citrus, toast, and spice predominate in this perfectly balanced Champagne with a strong structure, giving the wine good food compatibility. As stated in the Wine Enthusiast: “Laurent-Perrier’s dry style is reflected in this crisp, elegant, and fine Champagne. The character is mineral, taut, with a great burst of citrus, and white fruit acidity. The ensemble creates a delicious food-friendly wine.”
Laurent-Perrier, a major producer of Champagne, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Cuvée Rosé. This rosé has been our editor’s favorite sparkling summer libation pick. Cheers!