With Valentine’s Day and the chance to show your loved one how much they mean to you, there’s no better way to show your affection and appreciation than enjoying a bottle of one of the world’s finest bubbly together. Unsure of what champagne to choose for a romantic dinner at home or an evening together? Look no further as we’re here to help!
We spoke with online wine retailer wanderwine who are dedicated to offering an exclusively curated selection of quality wines and champagnes from all over the world, at wholesale prices. They offer a unique collection of sommelier-curated wines via next day delivery, straight to your doorstep. Each wine is specially handpicked by their team of top sommeliers. They pride themselves on pairing people with wine and work hard to help you find your perfect bottle.
Here’s their top 5 list of champagnes for your special and memorable Valentine’s Day occasion:
‘The Diamond Cut’
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV is a lively and fruity variation in the purest Perrier-Jouet style. It has floral and fruity variations with the elegance and finesse of an unwavering style. It’s a perfect introduction to the floral, stylish and diamond-cut style of the House of Perrier-Jouët.
The appearance is pale and sparkling yellow; suggestive of vivacity. It’s delicate, elegant and balanced, and has the striking freshness of the fresh fruit fragrances before giving way to subtle notes of vanilla and butter. The notes of cherry plum, lemon and bergamot orange emerge first, then make way for lingering notes of grapefruit, white peaches, green pears, apple trees and green hazelnuts round off the taste. It’s a fresh, balanced champagne with a long finish; suitable for all occasions.
‘The French Rose’
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose 2006 is delicate, rich and voluptuous. It’s an exceptional cuvee from the prestige collection of Perrier-Jouet which is certain to impress.
The appearance is a robe of pale Rosé with hints of orange and a very lively mousse. The nose is rounded with delicate aromas of red fruits (red currants, raspberries and pomegranate) combined with blood orange and grapefruit. This is followed by hints of nuts, brioche, honey and caramel.
The attack on the palate is lively and fresh, yet rounded. It’s intense, generous and powerful, yet delicate, with purity of fruit, great finesse and a long, lingering finish.
This rose champagne matches beautifully with flavours ranging from game birds such as goose or pigeon to desserts such as fruit charlotte or red berry pavlova.
‘The Classic Show-off’
No list of top champagnes would be complete without Dom Perignon featuring! Dom Perignon is vintage only, which means that each vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in one single year. To reinvent itself by reinterpreting the unique character of the seasons. To dare to not release the vintage when the harvest does not meet its ideal, this is the commitment of Dom Perignon.
‘La vie en Rose’
The Louis Roederer Brut Rose 2009 is a characteristic Roederer Rosé: the concentration, fruitiness and compactness of the Cumières Pinot noir grapes are transcended by the elegance, purity and freshness of the finest Chardonnay grapes cultivated on the Côte des Blancs.
With fruity aromas of wild red berries, followed by floral notes, this champagne has an initial impression of freshness, which then opens smoothly with almost exotic notes.
This Vintage Rosé is the embodiment of Louis Roederer style, from the same team that has made Crystal one of the best champagnes of the world, and combines all the fruitiness and freshness of youth with the vinosity of a fully matured wine. We promise you will love this as much as we do!
‘The Boutique Connoisseur’
Gervais Gobillard Brut NV
The family-owned Domain of Pierre Gobillard is situated in Hautvillers – home of the famous Monk Dom Perignon. Gervais Gobillard began the family business in 1947 with his son Pierre, and for three generations, the Gobillard family persevered in producing quality champagnes from their vineyards.
The lively effervescence maintains a beautiful stream of fine bubbles in the flute. With an attractive golden-yellow colour, this champagne is beautifully clear.
The nose is round and mature with aromas of dried fruits and a touch of honey. One can also pick up subtle hints of citrus, lime and spices. It’s elegant and round, and offers a satisfying spicy and buttered finish. A flute of this delightful champagne serves as an ideal aperitif, and makes a perfect match for fresh seafood, artisanal cheese and sweet desserts. Ideal for easy entertaining and impressing friends.
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