Jacquesson combines several styles into one; instead of just brut zero, or brut zero rosé, they take things even further. I tasted a new brut zero rosé they will be releasing later this fall that exemplifies the terroir of a single village: Dizy.
I have to say, how serendipitous that this was the last wine I tasted on this trip. This rosé just summed up all the things I have seen and tasted on this trip. Jacquesson’s house style is low in dosage. The new rosé, 2002 Dizy Terres Rouges, made by adding still Pinot Noir into the blend results in a bright cranberry tone. The color immediately gives away the intensity and body of the wine. Stripped of sugar, this wine drinks like a red wine with no tannins but lots of red berries (wild strawberries and cranberries come into mind). It’s bold and refreshing at the same time. The fine bubbles just add to the “hard-to-pin-down” aspect of this wine.
I’ve already decided this is going to be my bubbly for the holiday season. Its vinous quality makes it a good a food-pairing wine. I like that it is not a simple sipping rosé. This wine makes you think, and re-think. Who said champagne is just a celebratory drink?