Rosé Champagne Brings the Holiday Joy

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By Eric Asimov

Dec. 19, 2019

Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Champagne used to be such a simple thing. You popped a cork, and the gushing fountain of wine cued celebratory joy.

You might have had a preference among the house styles of the big Champagne producers, or grand marques. Or maybe you simply chose a brand as your own, as if it were cigarettes or beer.

Also worth noting were the chalky, energetic Vertus Premier Cru from Guy Larmandier.

★★½ Guy Larmandier Champagne Rosé Vertus Premier Cru Brut NV $50

Tangy and energetic, with creamy, chalky citrus flavors. (Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York)

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