NV Henri Giraud Grand Cru ‘Aÿ Fût de Chêne’ MV Brut Rosé
Vinous 94: A rich, sumptuous wine, the NV Fût de Chêne Rosé captures the essence of the Giraud house style. Rich, flamboyant and exotic, it possesses remarkable depth and textural resonance. Two years after its disgorgement, it is starting to show the first signs of aromatic development. I expect it will have a shorter maturation curve than some of the other wines in this range, but it is also exceptionally polished and expressive today. This release is 70 percent Pinot Noir and 30 percent Chardonnay, with 8 percent still Pinot. Dosage is 7.5 grams per liter. Disgorged January 2015.