What’s the secret to sparking romance in a relationship? Make the small things count and create memorable moments!. No rocket science and perhaps recycled advice. But let me assure you enjoying a Seductive Sparkling Wine Pairing can always help to make a memorable moment. I will give you 9 types of Sparkling Wines to Spark Romance. I have also included their respective pairings for a special toast on Valentine’s or for a special moment through the year!
Cava Villarnau Brut NV, Manchego and Quince Paste
Cava Vilarnau stands out as small, artisanal, handcrafted Sparkling Wine from Catalunya. In an age of large, mass-produced cava brands, this is vital to offer a unique Cava Experience. One of the critical crafts at Villarnau is taking care of the entire Cava production process by making their base wine and continuing to pay attention until the bottling process. Many larger Cava producers purchase base wine and then undergo secondary fermentation. This Brut Reserva Cava Vilarnau is produced from native varieties such as Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarello and aged 15 months on lees. The aromas are fresh, aromatic, and typical of a Wine that has spent time on the lees, such as brioche, nuts, and creaminess. The palate has a smooth and silky texture with persistent and delicate bubbles. Pair this Manchego and Quince Paste and serve chilled!
I also love the Gaudi inspired design of the bottle, it will definetely make a good Valentines Day grammable moment. If you prefer the Rosé alternative see below:
Cava Vilarnau, Brut Reserva NV (750ml/ $17.99)
Cava Vilarnau Brut Reserva Rosé is produced from Trepat, a native variety, and Pinot Noir. It is aged for 15 months on lees. This Cava shows a pale pink color with a beautiful aromatic complexity on the nose, including fresh fruit such as strawberry. On the palate, fresh, smooth, and fruity, however not sweet. Ideal with pasta dishes, pizza or paella. The bottle also stands out for the Gaudi inspired design.
Pere Ventura Tresor Brut Rosé NV with Sushi or Sashimi
For me, when recommending wines, it just makes all the difference when you write about the wines that you have had a great experience with. And that was the case when I met Pere Ventura, one of the most authentic personalities in wine I’ve ever met. I fell in love with his entire portfolio.
This intense pink Rosé brut Cava is 100% made of a local varietal of Penedes: Trepat on Traditional Method. It has clean and sophisticated aromas of red fruits with a slight note of rose petals. You will experience fresh and elegant flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and cherries with a long-lasting finish that pairs well with sushi or sashimi.
GardaDOC and Piave Cheese: A Perfect Pairing
The Garda DOC Sparkling wines are elegant, minerality-driven, and fresh. Without a doubt, they are top-quality wines with strong bonds to their beautiful and majestic Lake Garda environment and terroir. They say what grows together goes well together. For instance, pair the Garda DOC Sparkling with Piave Vecchio Cheese. We have two options in terms of aged cheese. On the one side is the Piave Vecchio Cheese D.O.P. with more than 180 days of aging. On the other side, Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro D.O.P. with aging of 12 months or more. Learn more about the Perfect Pairing here.
Champagne Taittinger and Gotham Chocolates
Champagne Taittinger Prestige Brut Rosé is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. This blend gives the beautiful salmon pink color to this aromatic Champagne with fine bubbles and a crisp, refreshing finish and extended length.
Pairing Champagne with Chocolate can be tricky! This Brut Rosé with 9g or residual sugar is considered dry but pairs deliciously with the special Taittinger Bonbons crafted by Gotham Chocolates specially for Valentine’s Day. The Taittinger Bonbons will be available in NYC at Gotham and Nordstrom and online for nationwide sale. In addition, if you are in New York, there will be a Gotham Chocolates Pop Up on the main floor of Nordstrom’s 57th Street Store from February 9th through February 14th.
BUY HERE Champagne Taittinger Prestige Brut Rosé (750 ml / SRP $62.99)
Champagne Boizel Rosé NV and baked Brie Bheese with Fig Jam
Another Champagne Family House with six generations has an intimate knowledge of the Champagne region. In addition, they have access to grapes from the finest cru sites.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the grapes for this Rosé Brut, sourced from Grands and Premiers Cru vineyards within the villages of La Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs in France’s Champagne region. The result is velvety, deliciously fresh, generous, and well-structured Champagne. Pair this with a baked brie cheese and fig jam for an indulgent moment.
Champagne Vollereaux Rosé De Saignée Brut NV and Macaroons
The Family Spirit endures after 200 years in Vollereaux House. The Vollereaux family’s attention to detail has been reflected in each bottle for six generations.
This Champagne delivers a fresh, light, elegant, and fruity profile due to the particular vinification process. The Pinot Noir grapes are macerated via the traditional saignée’ method, or “bleeding” off a portion of pink juice during red wine production. As a result, the juice spends three years on lees, more than twice the time required by appellation rules.
BUY HERE Champagne Vollereaux Rosé De Saignée Brut NV (750ml/$54.99)
Bottega Liquid Metals Rose Gold NV and Fruit Tart
I still remember when I had the opportunity to meet Sandro Bottega virtually, head winemaker of Bottega. He has an Italian personality and a passion for craftsmanship.
Every bottle is reviewed before release by hand to comply with the highest standards.
This Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé showcases the artistry, energy, and ingenuity abound in this enticing Bottega House. Bottega Liquid Metals is a Sparkling Rosé from Italy that is dry, fresh, and lively. The metallic rose gold bottle protects the wine from light, preserving the wine’s clean and refreshing aromas. It also adds a touch of style to the occasion!
Pair this with berries, fresh fruit, or fruit tart for a delightful moment.
Côté Mas Crémant De Limoux Rosé Brut NV and French Fries with aioli
Côté Mas was awarded the best European Winery in 2020 when the conditions were challenging in Languedoc, as in other areas of Europe. Despite the odds rural luxe how Mas define Côté Mas thrives since they hold a sustainable vision for the future. This Crémant de Limoux Rosé Brut NV is a true expression of their craftsmanship.
This Crémant De Limoux Rosé Brut NV has refined scents of honeysuckle, peach, and apricot. The palate has delicate and persistent bubbles and soft mouthfeel of grapefruit, and a hint of blood orange. An excellent aperitif that pairs well with all cuisine styles, this French sparkler is perfect for any Valentine’s Day dinner or snacks such as French Fries with aioli.
BUY HERE Côté Mas Crémant De Limoux Rosé Brut NV (750ml/$19.99)
Valdo Floral Rosé Brut NV with Melon and Prosciutto
Valdo is a short name for the Valdobiadenne Hills in Veneto, where this and other Italian Sparklers are made. This sparkling Italian rosé made in the Long Charmat Method with Nerello Mascalese and Glera grapes is
Something unique you haven’t tried: a Vino Spumante from Veneto and Sicily. The 9 Sparkling Wines to Spark Romance List will not be complete with this unique find. Valdo Rosé Brut NV is fresh and elegant with concentrated notes of raspberry and flowers. Aside from the delicate taste, you will notice the beautifully designed floral bottle that showcases excitement and joy, making it a perfect drink to sip on with your loved ones. Pair this with Melon and Prosciutto.
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