Rosé Friday is starting again. Just because winter hit finally doesn’t mean rosé is off the menu! As a Sommelier and bubbles enthusiast I tend to drink bubbles often (when I am not drinking still wines, cocktails, or beer). As a NYC gal, I tend to drink on a budget but as the saying goes, “Life’s to short to drink bad wine”; right? For those that agree, here are four fabulous sparkling rosés to try for Valentines Day and throughout the year!
Mionetto Prestige Gran Rosé (SRP $14): Mionetto, the leading Prosecco producer, recently launched this delicious sparkling rosè. I had this on New Years Eve and quickly fell in love with it’s playfulness, finesse, and style. The wine, which is a blend of Raboso and Lagrein, Offers red fruit notes of strawberry and raspberry with lasting finish. Pair this wine with chocolate covered strawberries for the upcoming holiday, or for those that like to sip this wine in spring and summer, try some grilled flank steak!
Mionetto Luxury Cuvée Sergio Rosé (SRP $19): An extra dry sparkling rosé with well-balanced acidity and aromas of black currant and some wild rose. This wine is gorgeous and pairs well with white meat, fresh seafood, grilled vegetable dishes, and whipped cream dipped strawberries (romantic for Valentines Day)!
Cavas Hill Rosado (SRP $13): This blend of Garnacha and Monastrell grapes make this wine deep cherry red in color. Garnacha is beautiful and mineral driven, while Monastrell is fruit forward and bold. The two together on the palate make this wine fruity and well-structured. Pair with a caramelized pear tart, shortbread cookies with chocolate sauce, or some fried doughnuts!
Alfred Gratien Classic Rosé (SRP $65): The beautiful bright salmon color and new gold trimmed label makes quite the statement. This Tête-du-cuvée is crafted by fourth generation cellar master, Nicolas Jaeger. This champagne is well-structured and balanced with fine persistent mousse and a beautiful finish. Pair this with baked brie, grilled cheese, filet mignon, and even sea bass!
Always remember to eat what you like and drink what you love… please pair responsibly!