90 Insider Points
Rose petals, strawberry, a mild yeast aroma, guava, almost sweet tomato on the nose, the palate is more light red fruit and tangerine/lime acids. Great structure, beautiful rose color, balanced acids and a clean finish, what more can you ask for? -DZ
We said “pink bubbles, pretty please,” and our Sourcing Team delivered, with flavors of cherry blossoms, rose, strawberries, guava, and raspberries to fall in love with. For this first time ever on US soil, this is a $10 French Brut Rosé that’s beautiful to the eye, the palate, and the pocketbook--no rose colored glasses required.
Reasons we love it:
- Traditional methode champenoise: this bottling offers the classic yeast aroma and fine rivulets of bubbles that Champagne lovers look for, but without the hefty pricetag.
- Elevate the everyday: who says bubbles have to be quaffed only on special occasions? A brut cuvee rose like this one is the chameleon of food wines that goes with anything from brunch, to Thai take out, to a simple, yet satisfying dinner of wine, bread, and cheese (read: no clean up!)
- Jean-Rémi Mourad, a winemaker and biologist by training,worked for several producers of Languedoc Roussillon, and then created A & J International Fontemour in 2007, near the city of Carcassonne, in the heart of one of the oldest vineyards in the world.
- Sourcing Team’s New Fave: We’re not going to lie. We might have been looking for a new go-to sparkling wine to sip and share, too!
Inside Fact: “Mousseux” is a French term for sparkling, and is used for sparkling wines crafted outside of the Champagne appellation and/or using the Charmat winemaking method.This wine here is a fresh and delicate wine you’ll swear tastes like fine French Champagne.
From the winemaker: Elegant, with nice bright pink color, our Sparkling rosé develops the finest bubbles, giving an immediate, unique, and amazing sensation of freshness, finishing on delicate flavors of little red fruits, strawberries, cherry and raspberry, in the tradition of the greatest sparkling
Jean-Rémi Mourad, creator of the company, a winemaker and biologist by training, I became interested in wine marketing since 2002. Having worked for several producers of Languedoc Roussillon, I created A & J International Fontemour in 2007. We offer our customers an exclusive selection of importing wine brands and vintages. Located a few meters from the city of Carcassonne, in the heart of one of the oldest vineyards in the world, we enjoy every day the future talents of the region.
Sip this bubbly with a brunch of smoked salmon quiche, orange cranberry scones, and maple glazed bacon, or pair with a dinner of duck confit, roasted potatoes, and asparagus.