Published February 14, 2017
Let's face it, there are many of you out there who will be doing some last minute Valentine's Day gift shopping today. Cards, flowers, and candy are old traditions, but seem a bit tired and overdone.
If you're looking for something fresh and new to liven up your day, why not consider some beautiful Rose' wine? Here's a look at two sparkling and two still wines that are sure to add some spark to your evening:
Champagne Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve ($80)
40% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier – In the glass, a sophisticated powdery pink, embroidered with delicate, vivacious bubbles. The bubbles linger as the rich aromas of home-made strawberry jam followed by warm gingerbread lead to the deep and powerful mouth feel, which offers a burst of red berry flavors. Goes well with heartier dishes like red meats and pasta.
2015 Villa Gemma Masciarelli Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC ($15)
Made with 100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grapes, this complex rosé wine is a deep cherry pink, offering an exquisite floral bouquet with hints of thyme, pomegranate and walnuts. With a palate that is balanced and fresh with subtle tannins and boasting flavors of red fruit, this wine is bold, elegant and a perfect pairing with the lighter fare.
Mumm Napa Brut Rose' ($22)
This delightful rosé has an eye-catching pink coral color, robust red fruit flavors and an elegant finish. Pinot Noir is responsible for the wine’s soft texture and fruitiness, while the Chardonnay contributes structure and elegance. A beautiful pink coral color and fresh, vivid aromas of black cherries, red berries and citrus introduce soft red fruit flavors that are rich and mouth-filling, yet retain elegant character.
2015 Charles and Charles Rose' ($15)
Aromas of cherry, wild raspberry, blood orange, rhubarb, and Herbs de Provence carry over to the palate, where you also pick up some nice minerality. There is a broad palate that leads nicely into a bright acidity that builds as it refreshes. The color is a pale yet vibrant fuchsia pink.
I hope you enjoy these Valentines Day selections with someone special!