Bodega Cruzat Classico Brut Rose
Quite dark-colored to be a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (it's 80/20, that's probably why), the NV Clásico Rosé Brut had a leesy and reductive nose, not 100% focused and a little blurry with some cheese-like aromas and something balsamic, almost eucalyptus, in there too. The whites were quite oxidative, but this felt somehow fresher. It matured in bottle with the lees for one year before it was disgorged and bottled with 8.7 grams of sugar (Brut), which is not too noticeable, because the carbonic gas was a little too aggressive and dominated the palate. There are 70,000 bottles produced per year, but again, this is non-vintage and with no disgorgement date or any other info on the label, it is virtually impossible to differentiate from older (or younger) lots.