The V day is almost here. Love is in the air. And the celebratory spirit comes dotted with chocolates, cupcakes, kisses, dating, dining, dancing, gallivanting around etc.
There is one thing that makes saying ‘I love you’ all the more romantic and memorable. And sparkling wines have a lot to contribute to that.
[Also Read: Wine Etiquette You Must Know]
Rose wines are very much in fashion these days. And it’s quite compulsory to drink pink on Valentine’s Day. It is the sure shot way to make your sweetheart smile and convert any guy worth his salt into a Romeo on Valentine’s Day.
The Historical Connection of Rose Wines
Rosés happen to be special wines that were preferred by the ancients.
Traditionally, rosé wines are made by leaving the skins with the juice for a day or two, until a light color starts to appear.
Grapes whether green-skinned or black have white juice, barring a few exceptions. Once the juice is removed from the grape skin, the rosé is fermented like a white wine. This yields a fresh, zesty beverage.
Having said that, let us check out the best sparklers for Valentine’s Day.
Champagne Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial NV, France
Spontaneous, radiant and enticing, it’s easy to make out this Rosé Sparkling Wine. Hailing from Champagne, France, Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial has bright fruitiness, seductive nature and elegant maturity.
Three grape varieties contribute to its richness. It has a glowing pink colour with highlights of amber, a lively bouquet of red fruits (cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry), nuances of rose and a slight hint of pepper.
As for the taste, there is intensity of berries through a rich mix of strawberry, raspberry and red currant. Plus there is the firmness of peach and freshness of menthol.
Chapel Down Rosé Brut
This English sparkling wine has been going great guns and the rose from Chapel Down would show you how quality conscious are the vineyards that produce them.
With tiny little rich bubbles fizzing up the glass, it makes it a deserving recipient of the International Wine Challenge gold medal.
Belletti Dell’Italia Rosé Spumante
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with strawberry-tinted spumante which is cost affordable and cheerful.
Pink in colour, this zingy sparkling wine has raboso grape which makes it light, fresh and worth Valentine’s Day.
2012 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé
Guess the owners of this brand? It is none other than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Well, Miraval Rosé has become instantly famous and awesome in the world, just like its owners.
The production of it is handled by the Perrin family, who are owners of Château de Beaucastel in Chateauneuf du Pape.
Talking of the wine, it’s bright and citrusy where beautiful white flower scents and firm, racy acids greet you.
Gusbourne Sparkling Rose 2012
With delicate hues of fresh English rose, this sparkling rose wine from Gusbourne Estate in Kent, England has biscuits gently spiced, shortcake, wild strawberry, cream, red apples and apricot with notes of pink grapefruit zest.
Petali Moscato Spumante-Fazio
Ladies did you know that Moscato Bianco happens to be a place in Italy with the most widely planted white sparkling wine grapes?
Petali Moscato Spumante-Fazio is a sweet wine which is low in alcohol. The colour of the sparkling wine Petali Moscato Bianco is straw yellow that has a reflection of green. It has a refined aroma of peach, pear, litchi, pineapple and sage. Talk of taste and you will find it velvety and harmonious. Incidentally, it is also called the “Wine of Love”.
[Also Read: The Red Wine Facial]
Zibibbo Sparkling Pink Moscato
This wine is produced by the Angove Family Winemakers. It’s a family that has solid knowledge about winemaking in place way back since 1886. Well-rounded and pure, this sparkling wine is called the “Muscat of Alexandria,” since it has a splash of Syrah which gives it the blush color.
Whoa! These are some sparkling rose wines amongst the many that will certainly keep your Valentine partner hooked on to you on the day of love.
Drop us a line as to which of these sparkling rose wines have it in them to make you an instant fan.