Sparkling

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rose

Sparkling Rose

750 ML

$107.99

Product Description

The Vintage Rosé2002 has a dense, brilliant, deep-coloured robe, a delicate pink with orange tints.The nose, characterised by our red Bouzywines, reveals intense aromas of red and black fruits (especially griottecherries), enhanced with a touch of spices (pepper, vanilla). These are followed by balsamic notes (liquorice, aniseed) that lend the wine a certain freshness. Both the wine and roséversions of the 2002 vintage are distinguished by an elegance and aromatic complexity that will continue to intensify over time.In the mouth the fruitiness recalls that of the superb nose and is particularly dense. The wine also has an astonishing long finish.

Details

Varietal: Sparkling Rose

Region: France

Region Description:

France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.