The newly-launched collaboration between three “P”s – Péters (of Pierre Péters), Pitt-Jolie and Perrin (of Chateau de Beaucastel) exclusively focused on rosé champagne.
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs (in Rodolphe Péters’ cellars)
You could dismiss it as “another celebrity wine,” but a glance at the quality of the parties involved – particularly Rodolphe Péters, a Côte des Blancs superstar – raises expectations. Though based on the 2016 vintage, the wine uses chardonnay from a perpetual reserve dating to 2007 that matures in concrete, steel and large Stockinger casks. The 25% pinot noir component is made by saignée (the Perrin family’s expertise) before being blended with the chardonnay base, creating an ultra-delicate final blend.
All the grapes come from the Côte des Blancs (pinot included).
A zephyr of fresh-baked baguettes, sliced fennel, unripe pomegranate, pink currants and sour cream gradually gives way to a more classical chardonnay-driven profile of citrus and toast. Just the right degree of satiny oiliness cloaks a firm spine of acidity that pierces through the finish.
Try It With
Hainan chicken rice.
When To Drink
Your Brangelina-worshipping friend (with good taste)
This comes in an understated black gift box, wreathed with a grosgrain ribbon and rose-gold charm and in a clear with a black coating for protection (yes!)
Complex, savoury white with a whisper of pink.