Grains de Celles Rosé is an invigorating champagne rosé, elegantly revealing her terroir in freshness of fruit and fragrance.
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Sister to Grains de Celles, this champagne rosé pays homage to the eponymous Pierre Gerbais and his devotion to cultivating distinct vineyard soils for champagnisation after World War II. Grains de Celles is the bottle incarnate of Pierre’s life’s work in diverse terroir selection and an exact representation of the Domaine’s holdings today: 50% Pinot noir, 25% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot blanc. The addition of red wine (5% Coteaux Champenois Rouge, a 100% still Pinot noir) in Grains de Celles produces this vibrant, refreshing and accessible champagne rosé.
To preserve their strong personalities, each terroir and grape variety is vinified separately. Fruit is manually harvested and vinified in stainless steel vats, undergoing malolactic fermentation and maturation on fine leesbefore ageing for 30 months sur latte (storing bottles on their side for secondary fermentation and maturation). Disgorged in April 2021, the dosage is set at 3–4 g/L.
The presence of Coteaux Champenois Rouge gives Grains de Celles Rosé the perception of Pinot noir, as layers of red fruit and earth dance across the palate with light tannins and a savoury undertone. Steered by a firm line of acidity, additional flavours of crunchy peach and orange combine with cream-filled biscuit before the cuvée finishes long and fresh over a striking arc of saline minerality.
A perfect food companion any time of the day: breakfast Emmental and ham croissants; sashimi of salmon and kingfish; charcuterie and cheese grazing platters; and pan-fried gyoza or pot-stickers dipped in a ginger vinegar sauce.