During the summer months, the days are longer, temperatures are rising and florals are in full bloom. Tis the season to live the summer “Joie De Vivre” with rosé Champagne. Everyone is drinking pink with rosé wines. For me, I almost always reach for a bottle of Champagne, and more specifically rosé Champagne. Rosé Champagne is romantic and celebratory, so what better way to celebrate the summer than with a glass of effervescent rosé champagne.
Champagne can only be made with three grape varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Rosé Champagne can be made in two methods, assemblage and saignée. Rosé d’assemblage is a method used to make rosé Champagne, in which red wine (from Pinot Meunier or Pinot Noir) is blended with a base white wine. Rosé de saignée is a method in which grape musts are in contact with the skins, imparting the rosé color to the Champagne as well as fruits and aromatics.
The soft gorgeous hues, delicate bubbles and fruit flavors of a rosé Champagne are perfect for a little indulgence poolside or for your next summer party. If you are looking to impress your guests at your next summer soirée, be sure to serve a bubbly rosé. Look no further, these six rosé Champagnes are the perfect wines to make for a sparkling summer.
Rosé Sauvage, meaning Wild Rose in French, is not your typical Champagne Rosé. A high proportion of Pinot Noir results in a bold, deep-hued rosé and a palate that is structured, full-bodied, and yet distinctly elegant. This is unique, fruity Champagne, carefully crafted from over 100 crus, is guaranteed to delight all the senses.
On the palate the Sauvage is a brisk and juicy wine which simultaneously offers black cherry, blackberry, pink grapefruit and blood orange notes. This is a perfectly beautiful Champagne for a Sunday barbecue.
A festive salmon pink, with a subtle tinge of rust. Fruity and fleshy, elegantly robust with a perfect balance of freshness. Although delightful by day, soft lighting is the most flattering to Brut Rosé’s colors, making it the Champagne of romantic evenings, par excellence.
To create Brut Rosé, Pommery selects some thirty crus. In this delicate composition, Chardonnay grapes are predominant, making up over one-third of the blend. A handful of Pinot Noir grapes are made into red wine before being blended with the Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier varieties. The Brut Rosé is then aged in the Pommery cellars for an average of three years.
The Cuvée Rosé from Laurent-Perrier is the most recognized rosé Champagne in the world. Held in an elegant bottle inspired by King Henri IV, it has been widely acknowledged for its consistent high quality for more that 40 years.
This Champagne is made with 100% Pinot Noir from 10 different “crus”. It has intense fruit flavors and is clean and slightly sharp. The wine opens to the sensation of freshly picked red berries. The finish is supple and rounded.
Edmond Besserat founded Besserat Champagne in 1843. After Edmond, his grandsons continued to build the reputation of the house. In 1927, Edmond Besserat, a grandson of the founder, married Yvonne de Meric de Bellefon, who came from another prestigious Champagne family, and the house of Besserat de Bellefon Champagne was born.
It is a dream of pastel colors and sweets. The Rosé Brut cuvée is a celebration on the palate, where dragonflies and butterflies flutter to the tune of a magical flute. From flower to fruit, fruit to flower, they whirl, drawing out the perfume of springtime. A crisp elegant wine for a special evening.
The wine is a brilliant orange-yellow rose petal color with a very fine, profuse and sustained mousse. On the palate the wine is vigorous and well-balanced. A fine, fresh, fruity wine with well-integrated tannins and a hint of spice on the lengthy finish.
Ruinart Rosé is produced from a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay from the best of recent vintages. All of the fruit is from premiers crus vineyards. Grapes from the estate vineyards in Sillery and Brimont (ancestral home of the Ruinart family) are joined by carefully selected grapes from other premiers crus vineyards in the Côte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The grapes for Ruinart are selected basket by basket at the source, and only the finest premiers crus are used.
A decadent and indulgent Champagne for a special summer soirée or a romantic memorable summer night. The Rare Rosé is a very limited release of the first ever prestige cuvée rosé from the House of Piper-Heidsieck.
There is a golden pink color with glints of copper in the glass. The nose begins with notes of lychee and the fragrance of exotic herbs. The palate possesses silky, elegant textures like rose petals. The taste of red fruit blossoms into notes of aromatic, exotic herbs, pomegranate, vanilla, passion fruit and a dash of paprika to finish. A rich, full-bodied and sophisticated wine, with excellent aging potential. The wine is refined, elegant, complex and extraordinary.