Bubbly Treats To Spoil Your Loved One On The Month Of Love

 

Valentine’s Day is finally here and excitement is all over.  Kids and adults alike are wearing red and white sticking to the theme of the day.  Fellas are buying cute little prezzies and flowers for the special people in their lives.  That is good and cute to watch but let’s get one thing straight; showing the special people in our lives how much they mean to us doesn’t begin and end on Valentine’s Day because the year has 365 days.  The following treats are perfect for the occasion and can be enjoyed any time.

 

BOLLINGER ROSÉ

Fresh as a rose, balanced as a Bollinger, a true alchemy! It is a blend of the three Champagne varieties, 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier, from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards, symbolic of exceptional quality.

Appearance: Bronze tones combined with the intense depth of a great red wine.

Nose: Hints of red currant, cherry and wild strawberry with a spicy touch.

Palate: A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity, with a tannic finish due to the adjunction of red wine; bubbles as fine as velvet; flavours of wild berries.

With its intimate and unusual flavours, the absolutely fabulous Bollinger Rosé can be served for afternoon tea, Bollinger-style. It is also perfect for a picnic on a summer afternoon, as a pre-dinner drink or served with salmon, grilled shellfish, Asian cuisine and fruit-based desserts.

Retail Price: Bollinger Rosé, beautifully packaged with a splendid new gift box, is available nationally for approximately R1150.

BOLLINGER ROSÉ 2016

Fresh as a rose, balanced as a Bollinger, a true alchemy! It is a blend of the three Champagne varieties, 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier, from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards, symbolic of exceptional quality.

Appearance: Bronze tones combined with the intense depth of a great red wine.

Nose: Hints of red currant, cherry and wild strawberry with a spicy touch.

Palate: A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity, with a tannic finish due to the adjunction of red wine; bubbles as fine as velvet; flavours of wild berries.

With its intimate and unusual flavours, the absolutely fabulous Bollinger Rosé can be served for afternoon tea, Bollinger-style. It is also perfect for a picnic on a summer afternoon, as a pre-dinner drink or served with salmon, grilled shellfish, Asian cuisine and fruit-based desserts.

Retail Price: Bollinger Rosé, beautifully packaged with a splendid new gift box, is available nationally for approximately R1150.

 

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT ROSÉ

Elegant with a graceful gossamer mousse, a salmon pink sunset colour reminiscent of long romantic walks on the beach, this delightful Champagne has a beguiling fragrance of fresh strawberries, raspberries and rose petals. Summer berries and velvet bubbles dance harmoniously on your tongue and the finish is one of luscious creaminess. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé is sure to melt away the stresses of the day and get the pulse racing. This romantic elixir is best drunk in a duet: as an ideal aperitif or a perfect complement to gastronomic treats like sushi or smoked salmon. Also marries well with crayfish, Japanese cuisine, not-so-spicy Asian cuisine and mild cheeses, and dreamy with some nice dark chocolate, strawberries and cream or a strawberry soufflé tart.

 

Exquisitely attired in pastel pink and jet black, with a gorgeous gift box, the Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé retails nationally at ±R675.

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE GRAPHIC ICE ROSÉ

A splendidly showcased Demi-Sec Champagne, it is generous and fruity with a satisfying touch of sweetness perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity. The eye-catching metallic packaging was specially designed to sparkle around the clock: to reflect the rays of the sun and to glimmer in the dark of the night.

Appearance: Delicate coral pink colour with a fine persistent mousse.

Nose: Tempting aromas of black cherry and summer berries.

Palate: Round and creamy with flavours of cherry, raspberry and strawberry, a velvety mousse and a smooth pleasing finish.

Retail price: Nicolas Feuillatte Graphic Ice Rosé, splendidly showcased in pink metallic attire, is available at fine wine retailers at approximately R580 (750ml bottle).

 

KRONE VINTAGE ROSÉ CUVÉE BRUT 2016

 Bubbly Treats

Another delectable way to celebrate the month of love is with a bottle of Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut.

Blend: 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay

Tasting Notes: A tribute to Pinot Noir, the Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut is a paradox of rich, berry fruit and refreshing, natural finesse. Salmon-pink in colour; Elegant, floral bouquet with delicate pomegranate and red apple notes; Fine, creamy mousse with a punch of juicy, rich berries; Smooth, bone dry finish enhanced by lingering berry notes.

Food Pairing Suggestions: Charred squid with tamarind and pineapple salsa, Creamy prawn and avocado cocktail with spiced lime wedges, Salmon with crispy skin crackling and wild rice, Sesame-encrusted seared tuna, Charcuterie board featuring parma ham, prosciutto and saucisson sec.

Retail price: Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2016 is widely available nationally in select liquor retailers and grocers at approximately R120 per bottle.

 

 

 

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Thuli

Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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