For many years a significant part of Deutz’s renown has come from its lovely rosé champagnes. The Deutz Brut Rosé is made exclusively from the Pinot Noir grape. In this case, the color comes from a dosage of 8 percent red wine from the village of Aÿ. This rosy-hued sparkler has great complexity, with a full complement of fruit flavors and a lingering finish. It works beautifully as a food wine. If you’ve recently struck gold, look for the much pricier Cuvée William Deutz Rosé, the top-of-the-line pink bubbly from this house.

BUYER’S GUIDE


TAITTINGER CUVÉE PRESTIGE ROSÉ
Earthy and Ripe
Try it with fruit-based desserts.

PACIFIC ECHO CELLARS 1997 BRUT ROSÉ
Affordable and Full-bodied
Perfect for summery hors d'oeuvres.

DEUTZ 1996 BRUT ROSÉ
Rosy and Complex
Match it with salmon.