Valentines’ Day rosés
Romance your loved one
As Valentine’s Day approaches, here’s a foolproof cheat sheet to choosing a beautiful pink champagne to romance your loved one.
Rosé champagne ticks all the boxes. It tastes delicious, looks beautiful in the glass and most importantly is guaranteed to mark the occasion in appropriate style. Selecting the perfect bottle is a challenge though, given the vast range of champagnes available. So here’s a summary of the best of the best rosé bubbles on the market.
Whichever you choose, always serve (and then keep) your champagne chilled not icy – the best way is to chill is to fill an ice bucket with ice and one-third water and allow your bottle to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Moët & Chandon ‘Living Ties’ Rosé gift box
The name Moët & Chandon has become synonymous with celebration. This year they’re taking Valentine’s Day up a notch with the launch of the limited-edition Moët & Chandon Rosé ‘Living Ties’ gift box. With the glam black bow on the box, there’s no need for wrapping. Moët Rosé is known for its radiant colour, intense fruitiness and seductive palate. Chill, pop and savour at any and all Valentine’s day celebrations. Available from: R599
Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé
Veuve Clicquot has recently introduced Rich Rosé to South Africa – just in time for 14 February celebrations. Created expressly for mixology, Rich Rosé is Veuve Clicquot’s most versatile champagne, designed to allow anyone to create their own playful drinking experience. Best enjoyed over ice with fresh ingredients, including lime, pineapple, ginger or tea. Just add the perfect view. Available from: R899
Known as the champagne for wine lovers, Ruinart was the very first rosé champagne to make its appearance, dating back to the 18th century. Expect a delicate yet sophisticated rosé with an intense aromatic profile, perfect to complement a romantic dinner. Available from: R949
Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005
It’s hard to beat the wow factor that accompanies one of the world’s most famous champagnes, Dom Pérignon. Dom Pérignon Rosé is best enjoyed in a larger format wine glass in order to experience the full expression of this incredibly refined champagne. Available from: R3 599