Rosé 2012 RD
Edward County $49.50
83% Pinot Noir, 17% Chardonnay
3500L originally produced in total
(~380 cases), 400 bottles available today.
80 months aged sur lattes prior to disgorgement on February 24th, 2020.
We’ve provided our raw tasting notes taken at the dosage trial which is when the Les Etoiles & Rosé informed us no dosage was required. Perhaps the tasting notes are a bit unorthodox but we wanted to share our honest observations of the two wines taken at
the time of tasting.
"Rosé has amazing complexity. We’re stunned that there is still fruit, in fact, there is a lot of fruit. High tone aromatics. A mature wine to be sure but vibrant and still lively. Broad in the palate and aromatics, it is a sparkling wine with broad shoulders. To be drunk relatively soon. Aromatics of ripe plums. Opulent on the palate. Clean and long. It’s serious traditional method. It needs food."
"What we like about both wines is that they’re not fragile. Les Etoiles is awesome!
It's world class. Almonds and marzipan. Not frail, it’s a sturdy wine for its age. A slight oxidative sherry note but in a good way, how vintage champagnes should taste.
Both wines are very intense and require a conversation when drinking. Both are very hedonistic wines. There is just so much going on and the wines are so rich. You have to love champagne to get it. Zero dosage, not surprising because it was a hot year."
(It was at this point Jonas started riffing on potential pairings, which included Dover Sole Almandine for the Les Etoiles and Bouillabaisse for the Rosé).