Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be the same without roses, chocolate and of course bubbly, preferably pink bubbly.
After all, nothing says romance like a glass of chilled pink bubbles, romantic for all the right reasons. It has bubbles; it’s pink; and it has soft, red fruit flavours.
Here’s a selection of awesome pink bubblies to inspire you, depending on your preference and budget: From Champagne to Cap Classique to Sparkling Wine. OK, the top end ones are really top end but you just might be wanting to make a BIG impression and besides I personally know some of my subscribers who can make a splash in the right way so go ahead and INDULGE
CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER ROSÉ
One of the world’s most revered Champagne Houses, Bollinger has consistently created outstanding Champagne with character and distinguished by elegance and complexity since 1829.
Champagne Bollinger Rosé is a blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. This is a highly polished Champagne, an aromatic, perfectly balanced Rosé of great complexity and sophistication.
Champagne Bollinger Rosé, packaged in a gorgeous gift box, is available nationally for approximately R1350.
CHAMPAGNE NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT ROSÉ
Inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world.
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne recently unveiled their Special Edition of the Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan, when life is renewed, flowers are in bud and the senses are awakened…
Exquisitely adorned with the delicate pink petals of the iconic cherry blossom set against a beautiful blue sky, the Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé retails nationally for around R860.
KRONE VINTAGE ROSÉ CUVÉE BRUT 2019
Krone Vintage-only Méthode Cap Classique is produced on Twee Jonge Gezellen wine estate in Tulbagh, where each vintage tells a story.
Krone Cuvée Brut Rosé delights in food that favours honest expression, from a simple picnic with slivers of charcuterie, crusty sourdough bread and ripe, melty Camembert. A tug-of-war between density and weightlessness, the structure lends itself to the refined too; salmon with crispy skin crackling and wild black rice to rolled porchetta, and duck with cherries.
Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2019is available for purchase at the estate, online at https://kronemcc.com/products/rose-cuvee-brut and is widely available nationally at select liquor retailers and grocers. Approximate retail price: R165 per 750ml bottle.
ROBERTSON WINERY BRUT ROSÉ
Robertson Winery, true to its reputation for pioneering and innovation, launched the first Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine in South Africa.
The Robertson Winery Brut Rosé, delightfully pink and dry with a vivacious sparkle, is elegantly refreshing, charmingly drinkable and vibrantly packaged.
Robertson Winery Brut Rosé is available for purchase at the cellar, online at https://shop.robertsonwinery.co.za/ and is widely available nationally at select liquor retailers and grocers. Approximate retail price: R75 per 750ml bottle.