Code Noir Rosé
Henri Giraud CODE NOIR Cuvée has a secret inside.
Like all great wine, Champagne is indissociable from a great history, but one which has been drowned out by the white noise of slogans and marketing.
The CODE NOIR Cuvée, whose name harbors an enigma, invites you to penetrate its secrets to fully appreciate this fine white wine.
In the 16th century, the winegrowers of Champagne expressed their genius in producing a great wine from a very poor soil, and despite extreme climatic conditions.
A white wine from black grapes! For the first time in their history they were thus able to obtain a sharp and exquisite wine through the invention of a pressing technique unique in the world, whereby the coarse organic matter is separated from the good juice prior to fermentation.
This is the basis of what is called the méthode Champenoise: the Champagne method.
Today, Champagne-method pressing is de rigueur, even with the white grapes that only represent 25% of Champagne grape plantations.
This is what makes Champagne such an exceptional wine: clean, digestible and elegant.
Made exclusively of black grapes, the CODE NOIR Cuvée is strong in character. It will regale you with the authentic story of Champagne, and will tell you more still if you succeed in decrypting its code.
The world’s first decoding of the vine genome from the PINOT NOIR variety – September 2007.
90% GRANDS NOIRS raised in oak from the Forest of Argonne, Champagne’s historic forest. 10% Aÿ red.
|To the eye|
This magnificent cuvee is crowned with fine white foam. A pink colour with coppery highlights, deep and delicious.
Red and black fruits against a slightly “smoky” background. Preserved cherries and raspberries set the tone, and then there is an aromatic explosion: pepper and cloves, touches of plum and an intense floral bouquet underlined by wine and a slight touch of wood.
|To the palate|
Flexible and fresh, the flavour opens up to a wine of textures, tender on the palate. This rich, balanced and harmonious cuvee is a fine example of purity. The long, chalky finish suggests substance and the fine flavour of Pinot Noir.
|Tasting & serving
With its assured character CODE NOIR ROSE celebrates PINOT NOIR in a straightforward manner. It is a distillation of its origins and the champagne-making method. It is fully autonomous in its sense of harmony and purity. It should be served with tender, powerful and pure dishes to maintain all of its magic. A fillet of beef lightly cooked and without reducing to sauce, could do it justice. Serve from 8°C.