Club Oenologique share the latest Rosé Champagne trends based on the releases sampled for Club Oenologique’s Champagne Report 2023 with Essi Avellan MW – and recommends standout pink sparklers from the tasting.
The Champagne world’s two most recognisable rosés come with very different styles and ideas. Billecart-Salmon’s Brut Rosé was first crafted in the 1970s with a vision of making a ‘rosé that does not look nor taste like a rosé’. Indeed, in a blind tasting, its delicacy and silky juiciness could easily fool you into thinking it were white. Laurent-Perrier’s Cuvée Rosé, then again, tells a different tale of rosé Champagne, drawing inspiration and knowhow from historical still red wine production found within the Champagne region. Its bold Pinot Noir tones are unmissable, and I am loving how this wine turns spicy and somewhat Burgundian over time. These two rosés prove how vast the stylistic scope can be and the range of possibilities available to give rosé Champagne a strong stamp of the house style. This sparkling spectrum was made abundantly when compiling the Grande Marque Champagne Report 2023.
Most houses today produce a non-vintage rosé, but pink vintage Champagnes are much more scarce.
Below is a list of the top-scoring rosé Champagnes from the tasting. To see the full results, head to The Champagne Report 2023.
|Laurent Perrier Alexandra Rose 2012||98/100|
|Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose 2014||96/100|
|Krug Rose 27 eme Edition||95/100|
|Louis Roederer Rose 2016||94/100|
|Charles Heidsieck Rose Reserve NV||94/100|
|Pol Roger Rose 2018||93/100|
|Louis Roederer Brut Nature Rose 2015||93/100|
|Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose 2015||93/100|
|Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2011||93/100|
|Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose NV||93/100|
|Ruinart Rose NV||92/100|