So Why is Moet Chandon Rosé Pink?Here’s how you can earn a few quiz points. Most rose wine is made from leaving the juice in contact with the red grape skins for less than 24 hours, before the juice is then macerated out of contact with the skins. However champagne makers actually blend red and white wine together in order to create that characteristic colour. Indeed pink champagne is the only quality rosé in the EU that is allowed to be made in this way.
What Grapes Give Moet & Chandon Rose its Flavour?The wine uses the traditional champagne grapes:
- Chardonnay. This adds acidity, floral and citrus flavours. It is also lighter bodied, with fine bubbles.
- Pinot Meunier. This variety gives an easy to drink fruitiness.
- Pinot Noir adds length and body to sparkling wine. As a pure red wine, it has aromas of raspberries, strawberries and cherries, which are usually found on the palette as well.
The Flavour Profile of a Moet & Chandon Rosé
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What Food Does Moet Rosé Pair With?This is brilliant with charcuterie. Have a few slices of prosciutto with the glass of Moet rose and enjoy the pleasing combination of red fruit flavours with the red meat. The light meat texture matches the slightly fuller bodied sparkling wine. Also remember that the addition of red wine means that there’s more tannin in this sparkling wine, which will help to break down the meat proteins. The 2004 version has also been aged in oak. That will mean that it pairs better with smokier meats as well, and will have some honeyish, toasty notes. It would go very well with honey cured ham.
More Sparkling Ideas for Your Big Occasion:If you’re still wondering what wine to get for a big day, we’ve got tonnes more advice. This article on gold champagne discusses a very decadent style of the sparkling wine, or if you’re looking for a more artisanal approach, our article on grower champagne looks at the exciting things being done by small producers.