This rosé from Nicolas Feuillatte is made with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay grapes, and has an ABV of 12%. Rich and soft and full of flavor, it won Gold in the Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2020.
It has aromas of raspberry, with hints of light pink grapefruit. On the palate, it’s rich and soft, with flavors of strawberry and cherry, and a gentle freshness.
Pair the Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé with light seafood dishes, like salmon sashimi, sushi, or tuna carpaccio. It also goes wonderfully with oysters and prawns. A versatile drink, it’s also brilliant with heavier fare like spicy chicken samosas, and grilled pork chops. If you’d like to enjoy it during dessert, it will be perfect with a berry pavlova.
The story of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is one of partnership and understanding. Henri Macquat launched Center VInicole in 1972 as a means for winegrowers to join forces to ensure sales of grapes following surplus harvests. It was in 1976, at 50 years old, that Nicolas Feuillatte launched his eponymous brand. Feuillatte is a successful businessman, having made his fortune in the import of African coffee to the United States. He first made Champagne for his American friends, the likes of the Kennedys and Aristote Onassis included.
But the turning point was in 1986, when both men met and joined forces, creating what is now Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. It is the youngest of the Champagne houses, and a force of nature, distributed in more than 80 countries around the world.
Fine sparkling wine must be handled with care. For short-term storage (a few days to a month), you can keep your bottle upright—but away from bright or artificial light. For long-term storage, especially for vintage cuvées, you must store the bottles on their side in a wine rack or cellar to keep the cork from drying out. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 10°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 1 to 3 days standing upright in the refrigerator.