Two pink fizz on an appropriate day

I suppose I’m guilty of not taking pink fizz seriously enough. Well, in light of today’s date, I’ve opened a couple. I’m trying to pretend that I’m being ironic, but they’re actually quite delicious drinking. The surprise is how good the English fizz is.

Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial NV
12% alcohol. Pink with an orange hue. Bright, sweetly fruited nose is quite berryish with some taut toastiness. The palate has some herby notes as well as fruit sweetness and good balance. Very drinkable, this. 88/100 (£36.99 Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason)

Chapel Down Sparkling English Rosé Vintage Reserve NV
12% alcohol. Very lively with taut fruity notes on the nose: fresh with some cherry and rosehip character. The palate is dry and crisp with some sappy notes and subtle herbiness as well as nice crisp fruit, with a hint of strawberry richness. Good stuff. 87/100 (£19.99 Majestic, Booths and www.englishwinegroup.com)

3 comments to Two pink fizz on an appropriate day

  • Weird that whites are serious;
    reds are serious wines;
    but pinks are often treated as giggly.

  • Alex Lake

    Interesting. I quite like the still English Rose. Never tried the fizzy stuff. I find that with rosé, I generally only like the good stuff – like the Comtes de Champagne….

  • It less like being back in the same saddle so much as a saddle adjustment. It’s always a good idea to write about what you know and what’s closest to your heart. With the move to WA, it would seem that the wine industry there is now the new obvious regional topic to focus on.

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