We have been looking for a reasonably priced rosé Champagne for a while; a wine that is fruity and savoury at the same time and offers good purity and precision (we happen to be a bit picky about the Champagne we sell!) Thanks to our friends at Champagne Beaumont de Crayères, we have found their sister Champagne in the premier cru village of Pierry, a historic village on the southern slopes near Epernay. The blend of grapes is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier. The Champagne is aged for five years and has a dosage level of 8 grams of sugar. This rosé Champagne has an attractive salmon pink colour, has red fruit aromas such as wild strawberries and cherries on the nose, is crunchy and fresh on the attack with good length and minerality. The name of the Champagne takes its name from a Greek Goddess who appears in the constellation of Virgo. One of its stars is Vindemiatrix, the harvester who when she appears in the eastern sky, this signifies that it is time to start the grape picking.