If there’s one day in the year when you open a bottle of pink fizz, it has to be Valentine’s day. After all, nothing says romance like a glass of chilled pink bubbles. A pink bubbly is 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 choose from, depending on your preference and budget: From Champagne to Cap Classique and Sparkling Wine.
• Champagne Bollinger Brut Rosé
• Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé, inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan
• Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut
• Robertson Winery Brut 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.
The 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.
The Bollinger Rosé entices with a beautiful salmon pink colour, a velvet mousse and fresh, pure redcurrant, cherry and strawberry aromas, the palate is rich and refined, perfectly combining power with freshness – with a silky texture, juicy wild berry flavours, a touch of creaminess and a lasting fresh berry finish. The absolutely fabulous Bollinger Rosé can be served for afternoon tea, Bollinger-style. It is also perfect for a picnic on a summer afternoon, as a pre-dinner drink or served with crayfish, salmon, Japanese cuisine or not-so-spicy Asian cuisine and fruit-based desserts.
Bollinger Rosé, packaged in a gorgeous gift box, is available nationally for approximately R1230.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillate 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.
This Rosé Champagne, bursting with red summer fruits, is made in a Brut style and is composed of 45% pinot noir for roundness and structure, 45% meunier for fruitiness and soft, supple character and 10% chardonnay, for elegance and finesse. A gorgeous pomegranate pink, a delicious cavalcade of redcurrant and raspberry notes combine with a hint of strawberries. It is fresh and vibrant with a touch of floral enchantment, perfect for infusing a bit of joy into everyday moments. Lively and refreshing, it is perfect for alfresco sipping, for picnics and delicious with Japanese cuisine.
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 R780.
Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2018
Krone Vintage-only Méthode Cap Classique is produced on Twee Jonge Gezellen wine estate in Tulbagh, where each vintage tells a story.
Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2018 is a blend of 87% pinot noir and 13% chardonnay. An enchanting salmon pink colour with a gracious mousse, a floral bouquet of rosewater meets the sweet-sour-salty scent of coastal sour figs. Fresh red fruits—pomegranates and cranberries—take centre stage on the full, soft palate, unfolding into candied orange and white-fleshed nectarine. The vivid acidity is cushioned in a fine, creamy mousse, finishing with lingering notes of toasted hazelnuts.
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 2018 is widely available nationally in select liquor retailers and grocers at approximately R150 per 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.
With a strawberry blush, enticing floral and candied fruit aromas, juicy wild strawberry flavours and a generous aftertaste, this enchanting pink sparkler leaves your taste-buds calling for more. It is refreshingly fun, decidedly fruity and very easy to love! Make the Robertson Winery Brut Rosé your favourite go-to drink. Enjoy it anywhere, anytime… with friends, family or your loved one. Perfect for summer sipping and celebrations, serve well-chilled to keep the bubbles and flavours at their peak.
The Robertson Winery Robertson Winery Brut Rosé is widely available nationally at leading grocers and liquor retailers, and retails between R60 and R65 per bottle.
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