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Champagne Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé

Champagne Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé

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Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé: A Delightful Ode to Red Berries

Aromatic Elegance Meets Refreshing Fruit: Explore the Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé at The General Wine Company

The Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé is a captivating Champagne, crafted as a tribute to Léonie Duchêne, one of the house's founders. This exquisite sparkler boasts a delightful balance of refreshing fruit notes and a touch of elegance, making it a perfect choice for any celebratory occasion or a sophisticated aperitif.

A Legacy in Every Sip: Unveiling the Winemaking Process

Canard-Duchêne, a renowned Champagne producer, takes pride in its meticulous methods. The Cuvée Léonie Rosé is no exception. This delightful beverage is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 30% Chardonnay grapes, meticulously selected from premier vineyards. The inclusion of a quarter (25%) reserve wines adds complexity and depth to the final profile.

Following the traditional Champagne method, the grapes undergo a gentle pressing to preserve their delicate flavours. The wine then undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, ensuring optimal fruit expression. Subsequently, it rests on its lees (spent yeast cells) for three years in the cool cellars of Canard-Duchêne. This extended ageing period allows the flavours to develop further and imparts a richness to the final product. Finally, the Champagne is disgorged (yeast sediment removed) and receives a dosage of 8 grams per litre (g/l) – a touch on the drier side, which allows the natural character of the grapes to shine through.

A Feast for the Senses: Exploring the Tasting Profile

The Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé presents a beautiful spectacle in the glass. It boasts a pale pink hue with delicate salmon reflections, hinting at the delightful fruit notes to come. The first whiff reveals an intense bouquet of fresh red berries, characteristic of the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Hints of floral notes add a touch of complexity and intrigue.

On the palate, the Cuvée Léonie Rosé explodes with flavours of fresh-picked red fruits, such as raspberries and strawberries. A subtle spiciness lingers on the finish, adding a touch of intrigue and depth. The creamy texture, a result of the extended lees ageing, complements the vibrant fruit expression beautifully. The dosage of 8 g/l ensures a delightful balance between the natural fruitiness and a touch of dryness, making it incredibly refreshing.

Food Pairings: Enhancing the Experience

The Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé's versatility makes it a fantastic accompaniment to various culinary delights. Here are some suggested food pairings to elevate your dining experience:

  • Appetisers: Canapés with smoked salmon or goat cheese, cured meats, and vegetable platters with a creamy dip.
  • Seafood: Seared scallops, grilled prawns, and light fish dishes with creamy sauces.
  • Salads: Summer salads with berries, grilled chicken, or smoked duck.
  • Main Courses: Roast chicken with herbs, creamy pasta dishes, or light quiches.
  • Desserts: Fruit tarts, creamy cheesecakes, or even a decadent chocolate dessert.

The Champagne's refreshing fruit notes and lively acidity cut through the richness of creamy sauces and cheeses, while also complementing the sweetness of desserts.

Experience the Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé at The General Wine Company

At The General Wine Company, we are passionate about bringing you the finest Champagnes, and the Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé is no exception. This delightful sparkler is available for purchase online or at our shops in Liphook and Petersfield.

Visit our website or stop by either of our locations to explore the world of Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Rosé. We are confident you'll be captivated by its elegance and delightful fruit expression.

 

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