Champagne Charles Orban Rose Brut, Troissy, Champagne, France

The Orban family has been growing grapes in Troissy, a village on the left bank of the Marne, upstream from Dormans, since 1770. Troissy’s vineyard covers 331 hectares, mostly planted with Pinot Meunier (86%). Pinot Noir and Chardonnay represent 8% and 6% respectively. This region is in fact recognized for its Pinot Meunier, but the estate’s vineyard has the privilege of cultivating the three types of grape in order to ensure the authenticity of the vintages.Towards the end of the 1950s, soon after he got married, Charles Orban left the Troissy cooperative and decided to produce his own champagne and sell it under his own name. This Rose is 30% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier,15% Vin rouge. A deep salmon color, pretty string of bubbles. An elegant nose dominated by notes of peaches, roses, and peonies. Lively on the palate, with initial apricot aromas and a red berry finish.