Valentine’s Day 2017 is just a few days away. Special occasions like Valentine’s Day call for a premium bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine. A glass or two of good Champagne will go a long way for a romantic night with your partner.
However, as easy as the idea of clinking Champagne glasses with your companion may sound, it can be rather difficult to choose a good bottle of Champagne with a delicate taste and robust intensity. So, here are a few Valentine’s Day Champagne suggestions to consider for Valentine’s Day dinner.
8 Best Champagnes to Go with Your Dinner
1. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé NV ($43.00)
Even though Feuillatte is a private company, it does business in close association with the largest union of vineyard owners of Champagne. The robust character of this strawberry-scented rosé comes from the Pinot Noir used in it.
2. Gatinois NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru ($55.00)
With a strong taste and powerful intensity, the Gatinios NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru comes from top-tier vineyards. Some of the flavors used to make this Champagne are cranberry, white pepper, chalk, and mint. This rose Champagne will go quite well with your dinner.
3. R. H. Coutier NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru ($61.00)
This is a brilliant looking Champagne with focused taste. Cranberry, mint, red cherry, and tobacco contribute to its sharp taste. This Champagne is a perfectly blended combination of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in equal parts.
4. Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé ($75.00)
With a faint color and sophisticated style, Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé has an iconic status. You should definitely opt for this one if you don’t want to compromise on the taste.
5. Gosset Grand Rosé NV ($75.00)
A small yet major Champagne house, the elegant Gosset Grand Rosé is widely popular for its refined taste and precise wild berry flavor. This Rosé is Chardonnay-dominated with 58% possession.
6. 2013 La Closerie Fac-Simile Extra Brut Rosé ($135.00)
If you want to have a great night with your partner, go for this vinous Champagne that bursts with vigor.
7. 1999 Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé ($175.00)
Fermentation of the base wine in old oak casks provides this Champagne with its lavish taste and deep texture. If you are in the mood to stretch the budget a bit, then here is the perfect splurge.
8. 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé ($350.00)
Considered the King of Champagnes, this is best Champagne for special occasions. With hints of raspberry, cranberry, smoke, spice, and crushed rocks, the 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé is certainly a good choice if you are proposing, or just raising a toast to mark another milestone in the relationship.
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