France-based Laurent Tendil and Stephane Lombardi have released a new range of Champagnes under the Tendil & Lombardi brand in the US.

In 2007, both the friends approached a producer to use parcels and equipment in the Aube region to make the Champagnes.

Tendil & Lombardi’s new range of Champagnes includes six cuvees among which many are mono-varietal, Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

Lombardi said all the blends are made from two noble Champagne grapes.

Rose de Saignee is considered to be the best among the new range of Champagnes and the only blended cuvee among the range is the Cuvee Hymenee.

Tendil said Hymenee is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay.

Compared to other rose Champagnes, which get its rose color by adding red wine, Tendil & Lombardi rose gets its pink color from the traditional method of keeping the juice intact with skins of Pinot Noir.

All the six Tendil & Lombardi Champagnes are already available for sale in eight countries and all the cuvees have been rated 90+ by Wine Spectator and others.