Did you miss out this Valentine’s day? Maybe you are just an incurable romantic in need of another exhilarating experience with your loved one. Either way you can never have too many excuses to break open a bottle of bubbly! Here are five exquisite and affordable Champagne’s to help you celebrate International woman’s day on March 8th 2019.
Laurent Perrier – Cuvee Rose
£55.93 The Drink Shop
This gorgeous Laurent Perrier pink champagne is a favourite here at the Lotto Club. The colour is a remarkable salmon pink colour obtained through maceration (100% Pinot Noir crushed grapes are soaked in the wine to infuse the colour). The wine takes a minimum of four years to mature.
This process gives the fruit a very dominant taste in the mouth. First impressions are slightly tart and crisp. This Champagne should ideally be served at between 8-10 degrees and makes a good accompaniment to poultry, young cheeses and fruit desserts. Great for International woman’s day.
Gosset – Grand Rose
£52.94 The Drink Shop
Grand Rose is made up of Chardonnay (58%) Pinot Noir (35%) with 7% red wine. It has a strong, bright, clear salmon-pink hue. Generous mousse, made up of fine, constant bubbles. Long-lasting ribbon.
Delicious and romantic champagne from a fine French house. It is full of fresh, ripe summer fruits, aromas of wild red bramble with raspberries. Enjoy with saltwater fish, or try with small game. It also goes great with berry fruit tarts, zabaglione, or fresh fruit salad.
Charles Heidsieck – Brut Reserve NV
£42.54 The Drink Shop
“An uncommon voyage of the senses”. This brut reserve from Charles Heidsieck has a deep straw yellow colour. Made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grape varieties it is delicate and fresh champagne.
First impressions are that of citrus fruit, apricot or white peach. This is followed by warmer, richer hints of cereals, dried fruits and nougat. Choose this champagne if you are looking for fresh, zesty and inexpensive champagnes for International Woman’s Day.
Dom Perignon – 2008
£139.99 The Drink Shop
What could be more romantic (or more expensive) than Dom Perignon champagne? Each year is both singular and unique. This champagne will have spent 8 years in the cellars before being considered sufficiently elaborated.
The 2008’s opening bouquet is complex and luminous, a mingling of white flowers, citrus and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final aromas offered by the wine are starting to show spicy, woody and roasted notes.
Henriot – Brut Millesime 2003
£64.07 The Drink Shop
Golden yellow with fine bubbles and an attractive mousse. A complex nose with notes of leather. The strength of this Pinot is a tribute to the originality of the year (2003). Rich fragrant champagne with elegant notes of black fruit (cherry, blackberry, bilberry).
The wine has fine maturity with the pinots dominating the palate but also richness from the chardonnays. Following notes of pastries, marzipan with a touch of honey, toast and aromas of gingerbread. Fine ripe notes complete the finale. You won’t be disappointed with this excellent champagne on March 8th.