Jean Baillette-Prudhomme Cuvee Rose de Saignee Premier Cru
This has an incredibly unique color as it matches a very red raspberry. This color comes from four days of maceration, where the Pinot Noir grapes ferment with their red skins before the juice is bled off (saignee), and fermentation continues without the skins. The Champagne is light, with nice structure and a fine acidity to balance the fruit. This is indeed fruit forward, but not in the least bit sweet. Pair with tart fruits, dark chocolate, or a fresh summer salad with goat cheese.