About This Wine
Need proof that not all great French sparkling wines come from the Champagne region?
Here it is: a blend of four grape varieties grown in France’s Loire region. The Pol Clement Rosé Sec is just as bubbly and flavorful as fine Rosés from Champagne, but at a fraction of the cost.
Pol Clement’s parent company, CFGV, was founded in 1909 by Eugene Charmat, the man who invented what became known as the “Charmat Process.” The process produces a second fermentation while the wine is still in the tank, which results in fruit-forward sparkling wines with long-lasting bubbles.
For the non-vintage Rosé Sec, Pol Clement’s vintners put together a proprietary blend of Gamay, Grolleau, Cabernet Franc and Pinot d’Aunis. The finished wine is a lovely salmon-pink in hue, has a delicate aroma, and projects plenty of nose-tickling bubbles. But most important of all, it’s absolutely delicious, offering abundant red berry and cherry flavor. (And if you accidentally call it Champagne, we won’t tell.)
- Grape Composition:Gamay, Grolleau, Cabernet Franc and Pinot d’Aunis
- Grape Source:France’s Loire Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Strawberry, Other Red Berries and Red Cherry
- When to Drink:Now Through Mid-2011
- Food Pairing SuggestionSunday brunch fare, or assorted tapas.