When we think about Lanson Rose Champagne, images of summer come flooding into our minds.
Wimbledon, garden party’s and picknics.
It’s crazy to think that Lanson has been producing bottles from an exclusive area of Champagne for almost 300 years now. So we’ve decided to dedicate an entire post to inform you: where to buy it the cheapest, what makes Lanson Rose Champagne special and a brief history of it’s origins to wow your friends.
So we’ll begin with Lansons history:
A Brief History of Lanson Champagne
The House of Lanson was founded in 1760 by François Delamotte, being one of the first ever Champagne houses to form. He set up his operation in an area of France called Cumières and Ay.
After 30 years of hard work François stepped down from his position and his Son and Grandson took control of the House. Their first order? Change the Logo of Lanson. You see Nicholas (François Son), Was an admitted knight of Malta, an area 1,500 miles away from Cumières.
Feeling compelled to put his mark on the house, he appointed the Maltease cross as the houses emblem, where it remains today.
Currently in France in the year 1830, there was a successful attempt to overthrow King Charles X. Whilst others where more interested and involved in political revolutions. Nicholas and his son where more interested in entrepreneurship, with their primary objective to increase sales by foreign exports.
And by the 19th century, the Lanson house was successfully exporting their primary Champagne to the Royal courts of Sweden, England and Spain. Where today, they still supply by royal appointment to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Williams. With recent years they decided to add the British coat of royal arms to their bottle, completing the bottle that you are familiar with today:
What Does Lanson Rose Champagne Taste Like and How Do They Make It?
Have you ever considered what gives Lanson rose champagne that pink twinge? Well it all takes place whilst the Champagne is still in the Vat. Typically the grapes skins are removed in the fermentation process, however with rose champagne they leave them on.
This allows the Champagne to naturally colour, leaving behind a pink tone and an amazing flavour.
Lanson Rose Champagne are made up of a blend of 53% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier. It’s a common misconception that the juice of the the dark grapes (Noir and Meunier) are also dark, in fact it would be incredibly hard to distinguish the difference between Chardonnay and the darker variety.
Requiring the skins of the grapes to create this pale Salmon colour. For years producers have spent a lot of effort to try and reduce the visible, discolouration of their champagnes. This is done by controlling the time that the darker grape varieties spent in a vat and removing the skins.
However, it’s only been within the past couple of decades that producers have made a move to create a new Champagne, possibly one to lure in more women?
We don’t care, because it tastes great either way !
You should know that Pink Champagne (just like chocolate) is in short supply, because some of the ingredients that go into producing it are in very short supply. Creating a major headache and panic for producers.
This is because the likes of Lanson Rose Champagne depend on crucial ingredients, such as Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. This grape variety are very fragile to weather conditions, as a result are more likely to rot vs their counterparts.
Oh yes the taste?
We almost forgot, the taste is superb, on the first sip the images of fresh summer berries and a touch of honey come running to our minds, followed with a sharp (but pleasant) drier taste – which is characteristic of Lansons Chardonnay.
We’d award this a strong 7/10
Where Can You Buy Lanson Rose Champagne The Cheapest?
You can reas our extensive post on where to buy Lanson Rose Champagne Price Here . But we’ll summarise it below:
It’s often hard to find this Champagne in supermarkets, it’s because they like to push cheaper products such as (store brand) or Prosecco (Champagnes cheaper Italian cousin) to their customers.
We’d suggest looking in speciality shops that deal with foreign exported wines and spirits. f you live in a large city you will be able to find one close to you with a simple google search.
However if that seems too much effort, why not try online? You’re more likely to find Lanson Rose Champagne on a supermarkets website vs in store.
Where to find it the cheapest? Well we’ve seen it cheaper on Amazon by roughly £9, which is a huge difference when you’re buying a few for a party and beside if you have a prime account ….. it’s free next day delivery.