New in the US this year, Lanson’s brut rosé is an elegant example of a champagne that more than fulfills its promise. Pale salmon in color, with very small bubbles.  The barest hint of rose-petals with light yeast on the nose. A bone dry, beautifully balanced wine. Some raspberry, and a nice chalkiness on the palate which complements a very nice acidity, make it very easy to drink on its own. Further, the graceful mineral acidity in the finish makes continued sipping irresistible. Serve in small glasses and/or small pours to retain the chilly temperature where this champagne shines.  Also goes well with light salads and other mild dishes at the dinner table, from Bibb lettuce to simply prepared fish and white meats. Very Highly Recommended (96). BSE

WHO: Champagne Lanson
WHAT: 32% chardonnay, 53% pinot noir, 15% pinot meunier
WHERE:  Champagne, France
HOW MUCH: around $57 (media sample)



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Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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