The tradition of popping up refreshments for a special occasion is observed all around the world. Most occasions bring us together with our friends, family, loved ones or colleagues and strengthen the bonds between us. A special occasion won’t be extra special if the grace of champagne is not around. Now the question that we should ask ourselves is “Do we really have an idea which sort of champagne is best suited for a celebration?”. For those of you who are already familiar with this classy beverage, please let us know if our top picks are to your satisfaction.
12Champagne Pierre Peters – Cuvée de Reserve Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
This is a french, sparkling beverage from the Champagne region. Made from Chardonnay grapes, this refined wine will win you with its mixture of apple and pear fragrance. You will be pleased by the natural orchard and citrus fruit flavors. The accompaniment of the sweet butter opened the door to a delightfully fresh taste.
11Champagne Paul Bara – Brut Reserve Grand Cru
The sparkling wine is made of 20% Chardonnay and 80% Pinot Noir. You will love this drink because of various aromas from red currant, lemon and blood orange. The taste is fairly tangy due to its red berry and citrus flavors. With the help of baking spices, you will be indulged in a taste that marks a rich finish.
10Champagne Montaudon – Reserve Premiere Brut
The natural straw color and the bubbly display of this sparkling wine will surely impose an impression. The mix of acidity and delicate textures make a really well balanced wine. The aftertaste will delight you with a rich fruity flavor and floral scents.
9Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte – Brut Réserve Land of Wonders
Treat yourself to this mixed apple, pear and peach aroma, enriched with exotic turmeric and curry spices. Delicate bubbles complement the light straw color, and its taste will deliver a citrus flavor on the finish.
8Champagne Pierre Paillard – Brut Grand Cru
The wine is the mix of two high quality grapes (60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay). This full-flavoured wine offers a balanced taste of acidity and exquisiteness, while allowing you enjoy the taste of lemon, ginger and cherry mixed for perfection.
7Iron Horse Estate National Geographic Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine – 2011
This limited edition champagne has the aroma of toasted hazelnut and orange blossoms, with a bright salty streak finish. The brewery will donate $4 for every purchased bottle to the National Geographic Marine Expeditionary Initiative. The project supports and promotes marine conservation.
6Pascal Doquet Vertus Premier Cru Coeur de Terroir Blanc de Blancs Champagne – 2004
This sparkling wine is dubbed as the “Grower champagne”, because the fruits used to brew this wine are harvested from the best sites of Doquet estate. 5% of the total wine production is shipped to the U.S. Many wine experts said that this champagne is far more interesting than the mainstreamed wine brands. Indulge yourself with the richness of its mixed taste of apple, white flowers, green pear and green citrus, and refined aromas on the finish.
5Schramsberg J Schram Sparkling Wine – 2006
Schramsberg is one of the U.S top wine brewery and the top choice for the Americans. This drink will entice your tongue with its rich and fresh apple, pineapple, toasted hazelnuts and pear aroma. The finish is complemented with citrus and a bit of ginger spiciness.
4Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Champagne – 1995
Aged for more than 15 years, this golden wine will charm you not only with its delicate bubbles, but also with a rich taste and flavor. As you treat yourself with a single sip, you will notice the trace of butterscotch, candied citrus, hazelnuts, spice and almonds. This drink is ideal for the cold winter season. It may be quite expensive, but it’s the best choice for its price bracket.
3Dom Ruinart Rosé Champagne – 1996
If you are looking for fine aged wine, the Dom Ruinart will not disappoint you. The wine producer is one of the oldest champagne house in the world. Their sparkling wine is made from pure “Grand Cru” grape, aged for 10 years, and the bottles were processed to fit the finest wine brewing tradition. You will be able to taste the delightful combination of red fruits, licorice and citrus. As for the elegant finish, it will enchant your palate with a spice and cherry aroma.
2Jacques Selosse Blanc de Blancs Brut Substance Champagne
The wine producer of this bottle is quite a visionary. Selosse is one of the few breweries that produces a multi-blend vintage flavored bottle. The aged Substance wines were created in 1986. Taste this wine and you will experience its uniqueness of mixed flavors composed of spice, toasted nuts, black tea, apricot skin, honey, and toasted grains.
1Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé Champagne – 2006
This light salmon colored wine, with bright shades of gold, will seduce you with its refreshing rich taste. Enjoy the distinctive notes of red currants, vine peach and bright red fruit, blended with gingerbread and roasted almonds aromas. The bold mix of intensity and lightness, of fruity and chalky flavours resulted in a firm, full body wine.
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