2008 Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Dizy Terres Rouges Rose
750 ML France, Champagne
- The 2008 Dizy Terres Rouges Rosé is striking. An unusual, exotic wine, the 2008 is totally beguiling. Dried rose petals, pomegranate, sweet spices, mint and sweet tobacco meld into a core of beautifully textured, vinous fruit. In 2008, the Terres Rouge is truly a cross between Champagne and wine. I will not be surprised if the 2008 blossoms a bit more with time in bottle. Today, it is a bit compact, but that is not surprising for the year. In 2008, part of the juice was vinified saignée-style. In 2012, the house made this wine as a Blanc de Noirs, and that looks like the direction the Terre Rouge will take in the future. Readers who enjoy the Rosé version will not want to miss the 2008 while it is around.
Wine Tasted: March 2014. Antonio Galloni, May 2014.