Is there anything more perfect for a celebration that a bottle of pink bubbles? From the slightest blush of pink to a deep salmon hue, Brut Rosé is an elegant yet lively party in a bottle. And you’re not just going to find one region making these effervescent delights; Italy, California and of course France are turning out beautiful pink bubbles in everyone’s price range. Take a look at some of my favorite Brut Rosé to use at your next weekend brunch or for a romantic getaway. Because nothing says romance like a bottle of pink sparkling wine.
From California with Love
These three gorgeous pink sparklers all hail from California, more specifically Sonoma and Napa Counties.
Gloria Ferrer, Brut Rose – $35
This beautiful wine hails from Sonoma County and is one of Gloria Ferrer’s most popular sellers. Enjoy it for it’s beautiful color and versatility when pairing with food.
J Vineyards, Brut Rosé – $45
This vibrant Rosé has a brilliant salmon hue that offers layered aromas of berries, rose petals and even a hint of hazelnut. This wine’s lively acidity make it a perfect pairing to smoked salmon and even blue cheese. Enjoy it on a romantic picnic with a delicious cheese plate.
Schramsberg Brut Rosé – $39
The Schramsberg Brut Rosé is another gorgeous example of California pink. With aromas of berries and brioche, followed by a fresh juicy acidity, this is a very drinkable bottle of pink sparkling wine. Serve it for the guests at your next brunch or just pop it open for a glass in the bathtub, either way you deserve it.
Fun and Affordable
Sometimes you just want to pop open a bottle of bubbles because you survived Monday. These bottles are just as delicious as their more expensive counterparts but are a little friendlier on the wallet.
Korbel, Brut Rosé $15
One of Korbel’s most popular wines, the Special Edition Luscious Brut Rosé is also a conversation piece. Bring it as a gift or drink it at home, either way the bottle’s design is gorgeous and the medium-dry rosé inside of it is meant to be savored on those warm summer nights with friends.
Chandon, Rosé $24
A deal at $24 a bottle, this elegant sparkling rosé is a delightful pink color with berry, cherry and watermelon flavors. This sparkling wine is also excellent in cocktails, like the Rose Rosa Rosé!
Go a Little Crazy
If you’re looking to spend a little (or a lot) more on a bottle of real pink champagne, these two choices are for you.
Ruinart Rosé $78
This gorgeous champagne is intensely fruity and aromatic, due to it’s blending of french Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A little spice paired with floral notes make this worth the splurge.
Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé, $69
With an actual vintage year, the Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé is a unique bottle of champagne and an example of the best of that year’s harvest. This “pink” champagne is actually more gold in color and has a powerful aroma of tropical fruits and nectarines. Finish up with a refreshing taste of grapefruit and ginger and this pink champagne is going to have you and your significant other sipping pretty, in pink.
Sometimes only the classics will do. Like Audrey Hepburn in a bottle, these classic champagnes exude sophistication and style in a glass.
Charles Heidsieck, Champagne Rosé Reserve $89
Charles Heidseick’s Rosé Reserve is a classic example of pink champagne. A dusty pink color with a delicate sparkle, this gorgeous wine smells of fresh strawberries and gingerbread. This wine is powerful and stylish, as anything French must be.
Duval Leroy Champagne, Rosé Prestige $69
Duval Leroy’s Rosé Prestige is a beautiful marriage of Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This salmon colored champagne offers up aromas of wild cherries and figs and showcases some of the very best that Duval Leroy has to offer.
Exotic and Erotic
Call these the 50 Shades of the wine world, both erotic and extremely exotic in their flavors. Enjoy with a little romance this Valentine’s Day.
Montenisa Franciacorta – Brut Rosé $40
This Italian Brut Rosé is an exotic example of sparkling pink wine. Franciacorta, literally “short French”, is known as a region, a type of wine as well as a production method. The bright cherry flavors of this sparkler, finished with a note of toasted almond, make it a unique wine to bring to the party, especially if that party only involves two.
Alfred Gratien, Champagne, Brut Rosé $50
Alfred Gratien Brut Rosé is the definition of erotic. With floral notes that invoke rose petals strewn across a bed, it sparkles energetically, making it perfect to sip and savor in front of a roaring fire. Watch those bubbles sparkle in the firelight as you enjoy it’s slightly smoky finish. This is perfect to enjoy on Valentine’s Day, savoring the wine and the one you love.
Fun and Flirty
No Valentine’s Day would be complete without some innocent flirting. This year, write your “Clicquot Message” on the bottle, or even speak it into the “Clicq’all” which allows you to record your very own message and gift it along with the champagne!
Nothing is more flirtatious than saying it with bubbles!
Veuve Clicquot Rosé –
Clicquot Message or Clicq’all – $69