Behind the Style
- Champagne Style
Hints of pink
Ranging in hue from pale quartz to honeyed amber, rosés may contain chardonnay and, most importantly, one or both of pinot noir and meunier. The techniques used vary across our maisons, but it was Madame Clicquot’s pioneering method in 1818 that set the standard for others.
The first record of rosé champagne
In addition to Clicquot’s invention of this rosé champagne method, Ruinart recently found documents suggesting the sale of a pink champagne as early as 1764. The shipment was marked Oeil de Perdrix, referring to the delicate pink, coppery colour of a partridge’s eye.