Saturday, December 31, 2011

A rosé outlook for the New Year.

For Vinoland's annual New Year's Eve bubbly tasting I chose two rosé wines - one French, one domestic.  Both wines are remarkably similiar to look at, with their deep salmon hue, but quite different on the palate.  
The Mumm Brut Rosé is, as always, delightfully pleasant and approachable with subtle black cherries and strawberries and, thankfully, only 15% Chardonnay content.  
The Cuveé Rose Laurent Perrier has always been one of my top three favoutire Champagnes, and his bottle did not fail to disappoint my palate. Made with 100% Pinot noir this elegant red-berry, subtle rosy-vanilla, lean citrusy-mineral wine, in it's distinctively shaped bottle, is simply sublime.  And that's all I'm going to say on the matter - I'm wasting valuable drinking time.
Happy New Year to you all!


Thud said...

Happy new year to you both and a year full of sparkle I hope.

monkey said...

Happy new year! The one on the left is tenbellies favourite.

Thomas said...

It was Moutard for me.

Buon anno

Lord Roby said...

Happy New Year....Mumm Cremant takes some beating too!!

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Happy New Year to you to...sparkle and bubbles would be good :)

Monkey: HNY to you both (that woman has taste).

Thomas: HNY...vintage or NV?

LR: HNY. Bring it all on!

phlegmfatale said...

I will definitely try out both of these-- you make me thirsty for something bubbly!

Vinogirl said...

The Laurent Perrier is well worth the price. I think you'd enjoy it.