Here are our top tips for a “pinks and bubbles” summer lunch with the girls.
There’s nothing better than kicking back with friends over a glass of bubbles in the summer sun!
Champagnes and roses are making a comeback as Australian shores are now receiving new boutique varietals from overseas, and the latest stunning drops come from exclusive wine distributer, Global Grapevine.
Try pairing your roses and bubbles with some delicious summer dishes including:
Château La Mascaronne Quat ‘Saisons Rosé, 2010
The award-winning Quat ‘Saisons Rosé, made from Cinsault and Grenache grapes, is known for its intense aroma, elegant fruit flavours and exceptionally long aftertaste. The pale, luminous pink wine has an intense and beguiling nose, revealing superb aromas of red fruits; raspberry notes predominate with touches of redcurrant. This rosé has wonderful roundness and mouth-filling quality, with a delightful clean, fresh finish.
Pricing: Bottle: RRP $34 each or RRP $204 for a case of six
Ariston Aspasie “Carte Blanche” Brut Champagne
Comprising 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunière, this champagne blend is well balanced and full-bodied with notes of tart apples, dried hazelnuts, vanilla and toast. Enjoy by itself or with salmon, chicken or pork.
Pricing: Bottle: RRP $55 each or RRP $660 for a case of 12
Jacques Rousseaux “Le Tradition” Champagne
Presenting vivid straw colours and offering a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, on the nose the “Le Tradition” Champagne shows discretion by its finesse and complexity with notes of white vanilla and fruit syrup. On the palate, it is refreshing with medium acidity, offering a nice tension in the mouth. The champagne develops notes of pastry and reveals a very good balance making it ideal for all occasions.
Pricing: Bottle: RRP $49 each or RRP $294 for a case of six
Cuvée Guy da Nine Rosé, 2011
The Domaine also produces Guy da Nine wines; only produced in exceptional years and aged for one year in new, French oak barrels. This rosé is a beautiful bright and luminous pomelo colour, with an intense and complex nose of red fruits (cherry, raspberry), finished with hints of vanilla and butter. A long beguiling finish with a touch of almond joins the elegant toasty notes from the barrel aged in French oak.
Pricing: Bottle: RRP $46 each or
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