Packed with redcurrant, raspberry and strawberry flavours, the Cuvee des Moins Rose is creamy, rich and beautifully balanced. As with the Brut, the mousse is super-fine and soft with a lingering finish. Like a finely tuned instrument, this champagne is as close to perfection as it gets and is often chosen above another favourite, Laurent Perrier Rose.
Besserat de Bellefon was originally founded as Besserat champagne in 1843 by Edmond Besserat, a well-known winemaker who supplied many of the top restaurants and wine merchants. In 1920 Edmond's grandson (also called Edmond) married Yvonne de Méric de Bellefon, the daughter of another Champagne family and Besserat de Bellefon was born.
The Cuvée des Moines style was originally launched in 1930 in response to demands from high-class Parisien restaurant, La Samaritaine de Luxe, for champagnes to accompany fine dining. The Cuvée des Moines range has slightly less pressure in the bottle than other champagnes which helps the flavours come forward and reduces the dominance of the champagne on the palate (which occurs with more effervescent champagnes). The Rose was introduced in 1972 and is a blend of three varieties; 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 40% Pinot Meunier.
Because of the spectrum of red fruit flavours, this champagne works with almost anything including desserts (not too sweet). With shell fish, cold meats and other antipasti, it excels. Order at least two bottles - one never seems to be enough!