Guy Charlemagne, Champagne (France) Brut Rosé NV

($72, Jeanne-Marie de Champs Selection):  Ironically, Guy Charlemagne who is located in Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of Champagne’s great sites for Chardonnay, makes this fabulous Rosé entirely from Pinot Noir.  Yes, it’s a gloriously rich powerhouse, yet it is balanced and not overdone.  Red fruit springs from the glass, caresses the palate, and seemingly lasts forever.  Enjoy this beauty as a stand-alone celebratory drink, or match it with sushi or even a grilled veal chop.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 4, 2023