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The 10 Best Rosé Champagnes for Valentine's Day 2019!
January 31, 2019

The 10 Best Rosé Champagnes for Valentine's Day 2019!


Delight your loved ones, or indulge yourself, with any of these fantastic Rosé Champagnes this Valentine's Day. Chosen with an array of price points in mind by Wally's exclusive Champagne Buyer, below are our top recommendations sure to make a memorable and decadent addition to your holiday celebration!

NV Lanson Rosé Brut

Wally's Price: $50

92 Points - Wine Spectator

This beautiful rosé champagne from Lanson is comprised of 53% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, coming from many different Cru over ten different years. It's difficult to pinpoint the individual flavors, so well is this put together, but fresh berries and graphite come to mind, along with flowers and citrus. Very complex, with a long, lingering aftertaste. It blends nicely with roundness and freshness, and beautiful texture. Shop Now

NV Henriot Brut Rosé

Wally's price: $70

93 points - Wine Enthusiast

With a high percentage of reserve wines from older vintages in the blend, this is a rich and maturely ripe wine. It has touches of red fruit along with acidity, but its main pleasure is the yeasty edge and the depth of flavor. It is comprised of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier, sourced from the Montagne the Reims. Pale in appearance with a copper tint - On the nose, this Champagne may surprise with its fruit driven style which also blends rich pastry cream and sweet brioche notes. The taste culminates with a lingering touch of mouthwatering sweetness, perfect for such a sweet Holiday. Shop now

NV Veuve Clicquot Rosé

Wally's Price: $75

90 points - Wine Spectator

There's a smoky underpinning to this firm ros, with the lively bead carrying delicate flavors of white raspberry, toast, orange peel and ground ginger. Madame Clicquot created the first blended Rosé in 1818 by adding some red wine to Yellow Label Champagne. The blend of 44/48% Pinot Noir, 25/29% Chardonnay, 13/18% Pinot Meunier create the base of the Yellow Label which is then blended with 12% of red wine specially raised to give balance. Coppery-orange in color, vinous palate, and expressive aromas of very ripe wild strawberries define the experience. Shop Now

NV Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé

Wally's price: $85

90 points - Wine Spector

90 points - Wine Advocate

91 points - Vinous

40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, create a romantic and aromatic champagne. The NV Brut Rose emerges from the glass with the essence of freshly cut flowers, berries and minerals in a mid-weight, gracious style. It shows gorgeous inner perfume, along with persistent notes of chalkiness that frame the long, sublime finish. Year in, year out, this estates NV Brut Rose is one of the most consistently outstanding wines in the region. Shop Now

Ruinart Rosé

Wally's price: $89

92 points - Wine Spectator

92 points - Vinous

The very first rosé champagne to make its appearance dating back to the 18th century. 45% Chardonnay, 55% Pinot Noir create a delicate pomegranate pink champagne with slightly orange reflections. Initially restrained floral and red berry aromas build dramatically, picking up notes of more exotic flowers and smoked meat while retaining vibrancy. Firm redcurrant and strawberry flavors offer impressive clarity and depth, with an exotic blood orange quality carrying into the finish. Really lovely stuff, offering an uncommon combination of flavor impact and finesse. Shop Now

NV Krug Brut Rosé Champagne

Wally's price: $340

95 points - Wine Spectator

96 points - Wine Advocate

Krug Rosé is an unexpected rosé Champagne combining distinction and boldness. Every year Krug debuts a new edition blending Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier going beyond the very notion of vintage. Pale copper in color, this richly expressive ros shows an overall sense of finesse, but also well-defined tension between the vibrant acidity and finely detailed mousse that carries flavors of dried white cherry and apricot, Mandarin orange peel, espresso and honey, with an expansive finish of exotic clove and cardamom spice.It has a subtle pink color, with a long, satisfying finish and extra fine bubbles. Shop Now

2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut Rosé

Wally's price: $350

93 points - Wine Enthusiast

La Grande Dame is an homage to Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, a woman who took over her late husband’s business in 1805, turning his winery into one of the most celebrated champagne houses to ever exist. Credited as the inventor of the riddling technique and the only woman to hold such a significant role in the industry, she was known as the Grande Dame of Champagne.Veuve Clicquot's 2008 prestige cuvée is a ripe, mature wine. With toastiness coming from soft fruit and a rich textured character, it is a classic of this producer's ripe style. The wine's acidity and crisp edge make a good contrast to the full-bodied character. Incredibly special, yet richly timeless. Shop Now

Mod Sélection Rosé Champagne With Gift Box

Wally's price: $450

A superb expression of elegance and vinticulture. This Rosé de Saignée undergoes a proprietary cold-soaked maceration at harvest maximizing freshness and vitality utilizing the rare saignée method. The pale salmon-hued nectar draws you near with its rich and seductive bouquet. On the palate, luscious fresh red fruit and extra-fine mousse harmonize to create a long, succulent finish. Shop Now

2008 Roederer Cristal Rosé

Wally's price: $700

96 points - Wine Enthusiast

Created 100 years after Cristal, it comes from selected old-vines for the Aÿ Grand Cru vineyard cultivated according to biodynamic principles. 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, the attack reveals an aromatic intensity followed by a full, round and refined texture. The Cellar Master, Jean Baptiste Lécaillon considers "the Cristal Rosé 2008 as close to perfection as it can be: perfect maturity combined with a crystalline freshness." With its red fruits still in place, it also has a toasty yeasty edge that is sophisticated and enticing. Shop Now

2000 Dom Perignon Luminous Rosé 1.5 L

Wally's price: $999.99

96 points - Wine Advocate

Wine Advocate Notes: The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is a flashy, ripe Champagne that screams Pinot to a degree I have never encountered in another vintage of this wine. A dark, intense color leads to a Chambolle-like nose followed by endless red berries, flowers and spices, all backed up with plenty of muscle, richness and density. The wine continues to blossom on the palate, with utterly beguiling detail, clarity and polish, all qualities that resonate on the rich, expansive finish. The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir, of which 25% is still Pinot. Geoffroy says his goal was to make a statement with the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose; he has done that and so much more. In fact, the 2000 seems to signal a stylistic shift towards a more important, serious style of rose. Behind the screaming label of this edition, the bottle holds a superb wine that demands serious attention for whoever tries to grasp the marvelous complexity. And the Magnum format allows to be engaged in such a journey with friends. This superb wine is not to be missed. Shop Now

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