Valentine’s Day the 14th February:

Are you ready to sip, savour & share Valentine’s Day. The following selection of vibrant & engaging Rosé Champagnes - are an ideal pairing with varied Valentine occasions & cuisine. Here are a few brief words to describe my first impressions and the essence of each wine. A diverse range of 6 quality Rosé Champagnes ready to be sipped, savoured & shared with your someone special.
Remember - 'when & where possible, Champagne tastes better when served from the appropriate tulip glass and at the ideal temperature’.

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Drappier
Rosé de Saignée NV

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Owner/ Chef de Cave: Michel Drappier
Champagne Drappier are one of the rare Houses producing a Rosé Champagne by the Saignée method. The well-structured palate has vibrant and expressive red fruits and violet with a lightly spiced note. Receiving only a light dosage the finish is extremely fresh.
(12% Alc. - R.S. 6g/L).

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 9°C
*Retail - NZ$69.99 : 4 Stars

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Piper-Heidsieck
Rosé Sauvage NV

Blend of: Pinot Noir, Meunier & Chardonnay
Chef de Cave: Émilien Boutillat
The engaging palate is generous and luscious showcasing dark cherries, pomegranate, red plums, clementine’s - and just a touch of saffron. This wines structure and fruit forward nature is enhanced with dashes of Asian spice and an elevated lingering finish.
(12% Alc. - R.S. 10g/L).

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$89.99 : 4 Stars

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Charles Heidsieck
Rosé Réserve NV

Blend of : Pinot Noir, Meunier & Chardonnay
Chef de Cave: Cyril Brun
The generous palate showcasing defined precision and timely flavours bursting with strawberries, raspberries, cherries, wildflowers and subtle hints of allspice and a bright seam of acidity keeping any of these vibrant characters from falling short of the bright finish.
(12% Alc. - R.S. 11g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$119.99 : 5 Stars

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Charles Heidsieck
Rosé Vintage 2006

Grapes: 63% Pinot Noir & 37% Chardonnay
Chef de Cave: Cyril Brun - *(since May 2015)
This rosé is characterised by a silky texture and perfectly entwined spice notes. The palate is generous showcasing blackberry tea, red cherries and dried cranberries. The lengthy finish underlines the great complexity, purity and finesse of this 2006 Vintage Rosé.
(12% Alc. - R.S. 10g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 9°- 11°C
*Retail - NZ$189.99 : 5 Stars

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Pol Roger
Brut Rosé Vintage 2012

Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay
Chef de Cave: Damien Cambres - *(April 2018)
A fine perlage releases on the palate a fine mineral character with dynamic red fruits and a hint of vanilla spice. The wine is silky smooth with a balance of delicate freshness and refined elegance. A discreet backbone of acidity and with a focused and opulent finish.
(12.5% Alc. - R.S. 8g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$125.99 : 5 Stars

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Rare
Rosé Millésime 2008

Grapes 70% Chardonnay & 30% Pinot Noir
Chef de Cave: Régis Camus
A sensory experience both elegant & generous, the velvety texture unfurls to offer minerality and subtlety. An exuberant vitality of dark fruits and of citrus is followed by the vibrancy, smoky notes of star anise, violets and a delicate vanilla crescendo - a rare treat worth sharing.
(12% Alc. - R.S. 8.5g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 9°- 11°C
*Retail - NZ$499.99 : 5 Stars

*These vibrant Rosé Champagnes are available from Fine Wine Retailers • Restaurants • Wine Bars & *Champagne Houses.
*(stock & vintage availability may vary by country)