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Grande Dame Rosé 2006

Grande Dame Rosé 2006

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La Grande Dame

The Cuvée

La Grande Dame 2006 is an exclusive blend of our eight classic Grands Crus: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir (53%); Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for the Chardonnay (47%).
Intro

The grape harvest of 2006

The winter was particularly cold and long. The spring was mixed, but with good conditions for budding.  The flowers opened in late June, in what was unseasonally hot weather. The summer was chaotic, with an August worthy of late autumn.  Fortunately, the vines were able to draw on their reserves, to produce an abundant yield of superb quality.

 

Therefore, between 14 and 29 September, we harvested a very fine crop of grapes. At the very end of picking, Botrytis struck, though it had no impact on the quality of the harvest. An effective sorting operation was carried out. 

The Pinot Noir wines are fruity and full-bodied; the Chardonnay wines are of considerable distinction. The red wines of Clos Colin in Bouzy offer a superb balance, with a rich, crisp fleshiness.

Tasting notes

In the mouth, it is plump and full of substance. The texture is crisp and silky. The tannins are still present, calling for a cuisine with texture to bring out the best in this wine. The finish is long and coats the palate. The tannins are already very well integrated and can be expected to blend in still further over the coming years.

Robe

  • Intense colour with copper glints.
  • Shimmery, very thin bubbles

Aromas

  • Saline and mineral
  • Red fruits
  • Toasted notes
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Food pairing

Suggestions

  • Lobster
  • Mushrooms
  • Lamb
  • Pasta negra ham
  • Langoustine
  • Sea urchins

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Technical identity

StructureReservewinesRedwinesDosageFreshnessFruitiness
Structure
Pinot Noir
53%
Fruitiness
Meunier
0%
Freshness
Chardonnay
47%
Reserve wines
Blend
0%
Red wines
clos colin pinot noir
15%
Dosage
Brut
8 G/L
Serving temperature
10-12
Ageing potential
From now until
2025
Blend
8
crus
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus

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