The NV Dame-Jane Rosé Brut is replacing the Esprit Rosé. Its base wine is the Hommage, blended with 6% red Aÿ Grand Cru Pinot Noir from 70-year-old vines. The red wine is fermented and aged in Dame-Jane (amphora/demi-john). The wine has a beautiful color that oscillates between salmon pink and onion skins. The bouquet is very fine and vinous, displaying delicate fruit along with floral and fascinating herbal aromas (oregano, basil). Very elegant and perfectly round on the palate, this is a highly delicate and quite truly vinous Rosé with a long, well-structured, pure and slightly salty finish. The fruit and mousse are remarkably fine, and it's really hard to resist the charm of this exciting Rosé, which was disgorged after two years on the lees in March 2017. Tasted in April 2018, which is obviously the perfect moment for this blend of 70% Pinot Noir with 30% Chardonnay. I find it really stunning how much the wine gains (finesse and roundness) with the addition of Pinot Noir. Total production: 20.000 bottles. Drink from 2018-2020. Published by The Wine Advocate in June 2018.
Henri Giraud, Dame Jane Rosé