A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir. Dosage: 120 g/L
Ageing: more than 5 years. Harvest years: mainly 2006.
Rubato, which means «hidden» or «secret» in Italian, signifies an instruction to accelarate certain notes and slow down others. These variations in speed of execution are applied according to the will and inspiration of the conductor or musician. The melody is thus momentarily held back and this effect, when well handled, can give a specific tonality to the rendering. The cuvée Rubato is analogous to this notion as it signifies the coming together of a wine, as a tune with its specific rhythm, and the winemaker playing the part of a musician-interpreter. Very fine bubbles almost stand still in the glass. The wine is both sweet and vibrant, showing notes of quince and green plum. This Champagne has two sides to it: its rythm is provided by the crispness of the fruit flavours and the sweetness by the winemaker. Cuvée Rubato opens up a whole new field in terms of wine & food pairing: as an aperitif with a slice of lemon, with pan-fried foie gras, or with a fruit- based dessert like apple pie. One can use its altering rythms to ring the changes! The double bass, which symbolises this cuvée Rubato, was the accompanying instrument at the time of Bach or Handel for singers who practised rubato.
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Country France Region Champagne Sub Region No Colour White Grape Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir Vintage NV Alcohol 12%-13% Viticulture No Body Full Type Sweet Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Bottle Closure Cork Drinking Maturity Ready, will keep