Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pink! Bubbly! Fabulous!

Pink Champagne is very trendy these days.  The Wall Street Journal did a taste test and rated seven bottles for you to choose from.

Perfect for your bachelorette party or bridal shower, but also perfect for the wedding itself.  It you are using pink accents, then this is the perfect compliment.
Louis Roederer Vintage Rose 2000:  $62.50  rated:  Very Good, Delicious, Best of Tasting
Elegant and romantic, focused and pure, with beautifully integrated, toasty tastes and a fetching bit of creaminess on the finish.

Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial:  $43.00  rated:  Very Good, Best Value
Romantic, deep pink color.  More red-berry tastes than most, but quite dry, with great acidity and just the right amount of fruit and mineral flavors.

Camille Saves (Grand Cru):  $49.99  rated:  Very Good
Marvelous little bubbles and a classy, blush color.  Dry, intense and quite elegant, with all the right tastes.  Beautiful wine.

Gosset Grand Rose NV:  $64.95  rated:  Very Good
Fine wine, with lemony acidity and real charm.  Not as intense as some, but extremely drinkable.

Tattinger Prestige Rose:  $59.95  rated:  Very Good
Great bubbles and a lovely, yeasty nose.  Nicely austere, with brioche, lemon and minerals.  Tastes expensive.

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin:  $48.00  rated:  Very Good
Dottie called this "rose-petal bubbly" and said it reminded her of a garden party.  It's complex and somewhat shy, comfortable and comforting.  You could drink this all night.

Henriot:  $49.00  rated:  Good/Very Good
Refreshing and clean, with good minerals and focused tastes.  Lighter than some, somewhat shy, but lovely.
*prices vary by store and state
wallstreet journal by dorothy j. gaiter and john brecher feb 2007