Whether you celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day or not, there is no harm in electing the wine that best celebrates love. Whether it’s romantic love, platonic love, or familial love, I think sparkling rosé best honours love.
A dry rosé is a light drink that most people like, and so it is good for sharing. If you add bubbles, then this drink has the potential to bring people together in a more ceremonial way.
Sparkling rosé is food friendly and can accompany your meal from starter to dessert. It is perfect with smoked salmon and other seafoods, charcuterie, roast vegetables, and even chocolate cake. But above all, the pale salmon colour is delightful.
There are numerous good dry sparkling rosés from Australia (especially from Tasmania), and they are usually made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Some use the traditional method used in Champagne. Of course, you could select a Brut Rosé Champagne, such as the Lanson Brut Rosé, but buying local means you have money leftover for other things, like flowers, even if they’re a gift to yourself.
Try: The Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvée Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé served well chilled (6-10 degrees Celsius)