Mission Codename The Pinkredibles
Operatives who have been with us for a while may recall - we love Feuillatte. About three years ago for example, we landed a crazy opportunity with their Cuvée 225, oak-raised, or ‘Élevé en Fûts de Chêne’ as the French call it, was a mid-tier jewel, a rare treat.
Brace yourselves for a bigger, better, badder Feuillatte.
Decadent. Opulent. Heady and luxurious.
For only the best will do. 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir Saignée from Bouzy…
Flagship, baby! The iconic vintage tête de cuvée Palmes d’Or est arrivé. As if it’s not enough a reason to celebrate on its own, it’s the PINK ONE too, from the 97-rated (just like this!) 2008 vintage with “vivid, well-structured wines in a classic style, with fine textural finesse” per Wine Spectator.
From its instantly distinct bottle that leading luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report raves “we love this distinct dimpled bottle, but even more, we appreciate the approachable yet fine elixir within” to the longest of finishes, this is THE REAL DEAL, it’s the wine you pop to celebrate life BIG TIME.
Decanter picked this as one of their “30 top rosé Champagnes” recently asking “who doesn’t love a glass of chilled pink fizz? We recommend our expert pick of wines to enjoy over the holidays, while Andy Howard MW explains why it’s more expensive than the regular stuff. Just 15 years ago, rosé accounted for just 3% of total Champagne output” adding that “Champagne leads the way as the source for the world’s best (and most expensive) pink wines.”
What to expect? Sheer decadence. A flood of macerated strawberries and apples, layered on toasty brioche, drizzled with caramel and almond paste. Uber fine mousse, and zippy acidity to keep it all moving along. Haunting, and soul penetratingly beautiful stuff, for real. As anything LUXURY though, only 136 cases (that’s 3-packs y’all) which equals a measly 408 dimpled bottles for the entire US of A.
So sadly, this one won’t last.
Anyhow, enough blabbering and name-throwing, let’s now let the reviews do the talking. Pairings? Anything you fancy really. Cheers and don’t forget, life is too short to drink mediocre bubbles…
97 Points – James Suckling
“This is incredible with subtle cedar, crème brûlée, crabapple, cedar, and Chinese five spices, as well as dust. Full to medium body. Light tannins. Cedar and mahogany. Serious rosé that reminds me of great red Burgundy. Fantastic. Very dry. Fascinating. Unique. Drink now.”
95 Points – Wine Spectator
“Tightly meshed and harmonious, this pale, garnet-colored rosé Champagne shows density, with notes of steeped raspberry, dried mint, orange peel, and iron slowly expanding on the plush, finely textured mousse. Fresh and focused, opening beautifully in the glass, this should pair nicely with food, even dishes incorporating poultry or light game. 136 cases imported. Drink now through 2028.”
94 Points – Decanter
“Produced using the ‘saignée’ technique, this Champagne is derived from maceration on the skins rather than by the blending of red wine. It is 100% Pinot Noir. With cherry, peony, rose and spring flower aromas, the bouquet is vibrant, intense and well-defined. The palate is tense, with a vinous texture and an assertive depth. Very linear and chiseled, this is a pure and racy gastronomic Champagne. Drink 2021-2030.”
What the Winery Says
2008 'Palmes d'Or' Rosé Intense
- Guillaume Roffiaen
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Montagne de Reims
- 100% Bouzy Grand Cru
- 8+ years on fine lees