Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, 75cl
About this deal
Part of the new RSRV range by Maison Mumm — an exclusive for The Whisky Exchange — Rosé Foujita is a blend of six grand cru terroirs, combining chardonnay, pinot noir and reserve red wine. The result? An elegant blend with brioche, vanilla, summer berries and stewed apricot on the palate.
There’s no better way to whet the appetite than a couple of glasses of 'LP' before dinner. Full-bodied with redcurrant and raspberry, this one’s underscored with a rich, well-rounded nuttiness on the finish. While chardonnay tends to bring with it elegance and finesse, pinot noir will make the juicy red fruit pop. If you like your fizz with a savoury, toasted note — think brioche and biscuit — look out for one that’s had a few years ageing in oak. Rosé champagne pairings
Our panel of 10 testers popped the corks of 26 leading rosé champagnes. They were asked to rate each, looking for fruity flavours, refreshing acidity and lively bubbles. Much like McDonald’s tastes the same worldwide, Moët & Chandon are masters in creating a consistently good cuvée (that's the only thing those two brands have in common). It’s not hugely complex but covers what we’re looking for, with sweet red berries, green apple and a whiff of summer flowers.
You’ve no doubt supped a glass or two of the brand’s yellow label in your time, and this rosé version is just as fresh. With layers of bittersweet red cherry and raspberry, the pronounced acidity cuts through the richer flavours of beef carpaccio. Date night starter? Sorted. The brand’s famous floral bottle gives a hint as to what you’ll find in the glass. Opening with a rich floral nose, it follows with crisp green apples and summer fruits. The high acidity helps to cleanse the palate when paired with raw and cured foods, so don’t be afraid to serve it alongside oysters and carpaccio. As for sweeter varieties? Save those for young, buttery cheeses and fruit-forward desserts. How we test rosé champagne
It might not be as well-known as say, Moët, but seek this out and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about. It’s from one of the oldest houses in Champagne, and they use such a tiny percentage of reserve wine that this almost tips into the vintage category (without the price tag). With strawberry, cherry and raspberry all clamouring for attention, this is ideal paired with equally fruity desserts. To find the finest rosé champagnes to drink right now, our discerning panel of consumers and experts were presented with 25 bottles from the leading champagne houses.