2020-02-05

Cuvée de l’Écusson Brut Rosé

Category
Sparkling 
Grapes
100% Pinot noir 
Producer
Country
Luxembourg 
Size
750 ml 
Degree of alcohol
12 % 
Serving temperature
6 °C 
Available in these provinces
Québec, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta 
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  • Terroir
    The Luxembourg vineyard extends for 42 km on the slopes of Moselle river. Limestone soils to the north and clay to the south of the appellation. A terroir of exception, conducive to the production of great sparkling wines and still wines fresh and fruity. The historic building of the Bernard Massard Caves is located in Grevenmacher, in the northern part of the Luxembourg vineyards.
  • Vinification and maturation
    Traditional method of winemaking. The wine is bottled after a wine based tirage liqueur, sugar, and yeasts to aid fermentation are added to the Cuvée. The wine becomes sparkling as a result of the carbonic gas created through fermentation. After a long maturation period, bottles are placed on racks. Then each bottle is turned so that the dregs will end up in the bottleneck. At the end of the “remuage” process, each bottle is “disgorged”. Before resealing the bottle with its final cork, a dosage (known also as an expedition liquor) is added to it.
  • Features
    This vibrant and juicy rosé offers a beautiful, shimmering colour. This delightful Cuvée unveils persistent small red fruit berries and red apple aromas with just enough minerality.
  • Food Pairings
    Appetizers, cocktails, seafood/fish, white meat (chicken/pork), desserts
  • Medals / Press reviews
    90 Points – Daenna Van Mulligen, winescores.ca 2016-03-17 “Juicy, traditional, complex. As a conversation starter alone, a bubbly from Luxembourg is a win. Bernard-Massard has been in business for close to 100 years and has a large following in Belgium. It was started by a young man (Jean Bernard-Massard) who had trained in Champagne and decided to bring his expertise home with him. The winery is still family run. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this traditional method fizz shows very good varietal expression with tangy red summer berries, leather, earth, fine spice and cedar undertones. Juicy berry flavors, flamed orange peel and fine spice populate the palate. A bright and refreshing wine with wonderful complexity and structure."
    Judges' Selection : Alberta Beverage Awards 2016
  • Other information
    Sugar content: 13 g/L
  • Terroir
    The Luxembourg vineyard extends for 42 km on the slopes of Moselle river. Limestone soils to the north and clay to the south of the appellation. A terroir of exception, conducive to the production of great sparkling wines and still wines fresh and fruity. The historic building of the Bernard Massard Caves is located in Grevenmacher, in the northern part of the Luxembourg vineyards.
  • Vinification and maturation
    Traditional method of winemaking. The wine is bottled after a wine based tirage liqueur, sugar, and yeasts to aid fermentation are added to the Cuvée. The wine becomes sparkling as a result of the carbonic gas created through fermentation. After a long maturation period, bottles are placed on racks. Then each bottle is turned so that the dregs will end up in the bottleneck. At the end of the “remuage” process, each bottle is “disgorged”. Before resealing the bottle with its final cork, a dosage (known also as an expedition liquor) is added to it.
  • Features
    This vibrant and juicy rosé offers a beautiful, shimmering colour. This delightful Cuvée unveils persistent small red fruit berries and red apple aromas with just enough minerality.
  • Food Pairings
    Appetizers, cocktails, seafood/fish, white meat (chicken/pork), desserts
  • Medals / Press reviews
    90 Points – Daenna Van Mulligen, winescores.ca 2016-03-17 “Juicy, traditional, complex. As a conversation starter alone, a bubbly from Luxembourg is a win. Bernard-Massard has been in business for close to 100 years and has a large following in Belgium. It was started by a young man (Jean Bernard-Massard) who had trained in Champagne and decided to bring his expertise home with him. The winery is still family run. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this traditional method fizz shows very good varietal expression with tangy red summer berries, leather, earth, fine spice and cedar undertones. Juicy berry flavors, flamed orange peel and fine spice populate the palate. A bright and refreshing wine with wonderful complexity and structure."
    Judges' Selection : Alberta Beverage Awards 2016
  • Other information
    Sugar content: 13 g/L