GRAPES: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.
VINEYARD: Goddess of fertility, a terracotta statuette from the end of prehistory, Dame-Jane symbolizes their link to the earth and the origin of wine. Raising a great rosé champagne in terracotta is not common.
VINIFICATION: More than 50 amphoras are now dedicated to the vinification and ageing of Dame-Jane. The famous turries (medium capacity container, exclusively made of sandston) of Damghan, a small Persian town on the Silk Road, now watch over the treasure of the house.
Aged for at least 3 years on lees.
TASTING NOTES AND PAIRING: The vibration of the fruit on a crystalline purity. An impression of freshness that is almost tactile. Silky tannins enriched by the slow rotation of the lees..
EYE: The robe is a beautiful, brilliant rosé.
NOSE: Red fruit aromas: Burlat, Reverchon, cherry.
MOUTH: Balanced, Very fine woody, Great complexity, Crunchy, Elegant, a fresh attack with a nice acidity in retreat.
William Kelley, Issue 244 End of August 2019, The Wine Advocate: The latest release of Giraud's NV Brut Rosé Dame-Jane is showing very well, unfurling from the glass with complex aromas of red plums, cinnamon, orange zest, warm bran and smoke. On the palate, it's full-bodied, broad and textural, with all the house's signature vinosity, displaying superb depth at the core, ripe but racy acids and beautiful balance despite its muscular, textural style, concluding with a sapid finish. This is another success.