Rosé is the most popular colour of the year. And champagne… well champagne is a champagne. Taste and class all in one. Welcome to our guide to rose champagnes. Veuve Clicquot was the first champagne house to sell it commercially back in 1775.
Rule number one- Rosé is not a mix of white and red grapes. To make rosé wine, the skin of red grapes is immersed in the wine for a short amount of time (typically anywhere from 2 to 20 hours). The sooner the grape skins are removed, the lighter the rosé will be; the longer they sit in their wine bath, the deeper pink the rosé.
Rule number two – Rosé isn’t always sweet, typically this wine should be dry, without extra sugar. Rosé has a variety of flavour undertones, from honeydew melon to citrus and even rhubarb.
Rule number 3- Rosé is a great thing to drink during summer. But not only! Try to celebrate your Thanksgiving and Christmas parties with tis one.
Our best choices for winter celebrations:
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé, $36.99 (375-ml half-bottle) – classic, full-bodied taste.
Bollinger Limited Edition Brut Rosé 2006, $149.97 – equal price and quality
Krug Brut Rosé, $159.99 (375-ml half-bottle) – a little bit overpriced.
Chartogne-Taillet Champagne Brut Le Rosé, $65 – total basic.
Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé, $68.99 – the best quality in low price.
Ruinart Brut Rosé, $89.99 – sweet undertones, light taste, for beginners.
Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2005, $299 – taste is everything. So do price.
Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, $144 – perfect option, if you don’t have time to search for something original.
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