Love is in the air and so is the sweet scent of rosé! This Valentine’s Day, forget about the traditional reds and whites, and raise a glass to the pink drink of the season.
From crisp and refreshing to sweet and fruity, rosé wines are the perfect companion for a romantic night in or a cozy dinner with your significant other.
So put on some soft music, light some candles, and get ready to fall head over heels for the delectable world of rosé. Let’s dive in!
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Gérard Bertrand Languedoc Côte des Roses 2020
If there is one bottle that incarnates romance, it's Gérard Bertrand's Côte des roses rosé, with its slender and original design and its rose-shaped base. With a beautiful pale pink color, it is a wine with aromas of red fruits and blackcurrant complemented by floral and citrus notes.
Made from Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes, it is a fresh and vibrant wine. To be served as an aperitif, with seafood, grilled vegetables, platters of cold meats and cheeses or spicy dishes.
Gérard Bertrand Pays d'Oc Gris Blanc 2020
Also from the same producer, but from the Pays d'Oc, this Gris Blanc is another good choice of rosé to serve on Valentine's Day. With a very pale color, this wine with nuances of grey and white is elegant and fresh in the mouth.
This time, it has red fruit aromas and a finish with hints of minerality. It can be served with Asian dishes, as an aperitif, with grilled fish, curries or seafood.
Ruffino Prosecco Rosé Extra Dry
Yes, a rosé prosecco! While most proseccos are made of 100% glera, it is now allowed to add between 10-15% pinot noir to provide a pinkish color.
And the Ruffino Prosecco Rosé is a superb example of a rosé prosecco. This wine is fresh and delicately scented, with floral and strawberry notes. It also has a nice acidity that balances its fruitiness. It is served as an aperitif, with salads, grilled chicken or fish. It's a great favorite and at less than $20, it's a price-quality ratio that's hard to beat.
Bottega Rose Gold
Here is another sparkling rosé wine that will bring a festive note to the table with its bright pink bottle. Made from 100% pinot noir and elaborated according to the Martinotti method, this is another delicate and fruity sparkling rosé wine with a nice acidity. In the glass, you'll perceive floral, strawberry and berry notes. It is served as an aperitif, with fish and seafood dishes, sushi or cheese.
Kim Crawford 2021
With a bright color, despite a very brief contact with the skins, this rosé charms with its fruity notes of red berries, strawberries and melon. Serve it with a salad, as an aperitif or at brunch.
Coteau Rougemont Bulles Rosé Framboise
Côteau Rougemont offers us a sparkling raspberry cider with a beautiful pink color. It is fresh and festive!
In the glass, the fruit aromas dominate and all the expression of apple and raspberry can be found.
Thanks to its acidity, it is dry and crisp with a nice fruity taste. Serve with cheese, as an aperitif or with small bites.
Domaine Lafrance 2018
Here is another Quebec product to discover. In this case, it is the variety of apples used, the Geneva, that gives a natural pinkish color to the cider. The addition of a little ice cider (15%) brings sweetness to the bubbles.
With aromas of red berries, ripe apple and a hint of floral notes, it is excellent! Serve this sparkling cider with tempura shrimp, cheese, or at brunch.