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VARNIER-FANNIERE VARNIER-FANNIERE - Rose Brut Grand Cru - 0

VARNIER-FANNIERE Rose Brut Grand Cru N/V

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93 Points

Disgorged in April 2016, the NV Brut Grand Cru Rosé wafts from the glass with aromas of warm bread, waxy citrus rind and crisp green apple, with the wine's 90% Chardonnay from Avize and Cramant seemingly gaining the upper hand over its 10% Ambonnay Pinot Noir as the wine matures on cork. On the palate, it's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a delicate, pinpoint mousse, a fleshy core of fruit and a nicely defined, saline finish. This is the broadest-shouldered of Varnier-Fannière's rosé releases reviewed in this report, but in its more powerful register, it shares the elegance that distinguishes them.

April 2019


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