The 17 Best Rosé Champagnes to Serve This Valentine's Day
You've already embraced wearing white after Labor Day, so why should everyone's favorite pink drink have to go into hibernation when the temps drop? Especially when the soft, fruit forward flavor of rosés go so brilliantly with everything from small bites to sushi to wintery game meats. To prove that rosé isn't just for the summer, we've rounded up the top pink champagnes and sparkling wines to drink all year long.
Champagne Palmer & Co. Brut Rosé Reserve
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Made with a classic blend of blend of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot Meunier, this rosé gets a special boost from a 40-year-old solera of pinot noir that gives the wine a bright punch of red fruit and berries as well as warm hints of spice.
Schramsberg Brut Rosé
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There's a subtle, toasty undertone to this dry California rosé, with vibrant berry notes and understated florals that make it an incredibly versatile goes-with-everything sip.
Ruinart Brut Rosé
In 1764, Ruinart launched their blushing beauty, the first rosé champagne to hit the market. Today, this peach-colored juice is still just as delicious. Made with 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, it boasts a crisp, lightly tannic flavor with subtle warm spice on the finish.
Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé
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This brilliant pink grapefruit-colored rosé from the classic champagne house Taittinger adds subtle earthy and green notes to a toasty palette of bold, candied red fruits.
Louis Roederer Brut Rosé
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A delicate pink, this rosé's dainty color bely a vivacious attitude. Fresh and crisp, it blooms with the flavors of strawberry rounded out by a light minerality that make it an ideal pairing for charcuterie, shellfish, and antipasti.
Bollinger Limited Edition Brut Rosé 2006
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A ten-year bottle-aging brings out deep notes of chocolate and dried fruit, making this elegant French bottle just as good with dessert as it is a substitute for one.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé
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This salmon-colored champagne uses a scant 10% chardonnay grapes, giving it a decadently fruity palette full of red berries—the perfect match for a luxurious dessert of strawberries and cream.
Perrier-Jouet Blason Rosé
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In addition to the typical chardonnay and pinot noir, this brut rosé also implements 25% pinot meunier, a red grape that helps give this berry and ginger-tinged champagne a velvety mouthfeel.
Krug Brut Rosé
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Rosés tend to be young wines, but this unique blush take a more traditional champenoise approach, resting in the lauded Krug cellars for at least five years for a creamy, complex, and long-lasting finish fragrant of red berries and orange.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé
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If you love this champagne house's classic yellow label bottling, it's time to add this rosé to your repertoire. Gentle spice accents the red berry and grapefruit notes that make this bottle enormously drinkable at any time of day.
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Prosecco may be Italy's most famous sparkling style, but it's certainly not it's only. This blushing Italian sparkler boasts a dry, nuanced flavor profile featuring warm notes of baked bread and a crisp, well-balanced acidity.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé
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For those who think "rosé" is synonymous with "sweet," we present this 100% pinot noir bottle of bubble. Hints of chalk and yeast peek through the moderate tannin structure, supporting traditional red fruit and citrus flavors.
Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
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You know what's better than a bottle of bubbly? A magnum. What's better than that? A magnum of rosé from this iconic champagne house, with notes of raspberry and toasty puff pasty.
Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2005
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When the original champagne house puts out a rosé, you know it's going to be good. Zesty citrus and dried fruit marry with a croissant-like nuttiness that makes any day you open this bottle a reason to celebrate.
Delamotte Brut Rosé
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This coral-colored rosé brings a brisk, dry mineral quality to the wine's classic strawberry and orange palette. Hints of cherry and yeast give it a firm, round character that will convert even the most devout blanc de blanc fan.
Champagne Armand de Brignac Brut Rosé
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Unlike most rosés, which gain their color from sitting over the skins of crushed grapes, this garnet-hued beauty instead incorporates red still wine during the blending process. That touch brings out some darker fruit flavors that give this champagne an irresistible heft and richness.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé
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The fine, frothy bubbles of this magnum boasts some firm acid that makes it refreshing and light for those who prefer a more brut expression.
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