Champagne Palmer & Co. Rosé Réserve
Valentine’s Day brings out the color red in all its glory along with its ever-present half-tone sidekick, pink. Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two or celebrating your successful singleness with a small group of likeminded friends, February 14th is really the perfect day to drink pink. And we all know there is no better way to live it up than by popping the cork on a bottle of rosé Champagne.
Champagne Palmer & Co. Rosé Réserve is made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Eight percent of the blend is a forty-year-old “solera” of Pinot Noir that is aged in oak barrels, which adds depth and complexity to this elegant Champagne. Founded in 1947 by seven grape-growing families, Champagne Palmer & Co. uses grapes from across forty “crus” (designated growing areas) in the Champagne region, half of which are designated Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. The Rosé Réserve spends three years on its lees in the house’s limestone caves, where it develops its distinctive bouquet and flavors.
This elegant pink Champagne pairs easily with simple-to-serve food such as charcuterie and cheese platters or Thai take-out. It is also ideal with pasta and cream sauce or herb-roasted chicken. It’s terrific for a small party or a candlelit table for two.
Champagne Palmer & Co. Rosé Réserve has aromas of strawberry, vanilla, and nutmeg. It is soft pink in the glass with a consistent column of bubbles and flavors of raspberry, apple, crème caramel and soft spice. It fills the mouth with silky tannins that wind down to a lemon zest finish.