With an ideal 12% alcohol, the Multi-Vintage Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Rose scored 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20 and it cost just over $75.

It is their “Premier Cru” and it’s from Vrigny in France’s Champagne Region. Loads of Pinot Noir show on the nose.

French bread aromas mixed with toasty notes and very subtle hints of cherry and raspberry with tiny bubbles.

It’s a food Champagne and we paired it with venison bits prior to our turkey dinner. It’s one of my favorite Champagnes. Seek them out. In Vino Veritas.