Sparkling Burgundian Rosé, and Other Ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Bubbles.  The French drink much more sparkling wine than we do. Chez nous, we’ve been trying our best to imitate them — serving sparkling wines at the beginning of a dinner, paired with creamy dish, or just as an after-work aperitif. But if you need a celebration to pop a cork, there’s no shortage of them over the next few weeks.

For February festivities, we submit the Crémant Rosé from Burgundy’s Maison Picamelot, the clear winner as the prettiest bottle in our cellar. For Valentine’s Day this is an obvious match. For Mardi Gras, this colorful and celebratory bottle should fit right in. And if it’s Presidents Day you’ve been waiting for 11 months to celebrate, we’ll remind you that first few presidents were serious collectors of French wine.


Roses.  Happily, the contents of a bottle of Picamelot’s Crémant Rosé are every bit as attractive as the appearance. Made entirely from Pinot Noir, this shows a lovely balance of fruit and floral notes, with good fresh acidity. The wine is perfectly dry, but has a pleasant creaminess alongside notes of strawberry, herbs, and lemon.

Serve this in a white wine glass (skip the flute), and pair it with anything from beignets to chocolate covered strawberries. And if there are a few bottles left over after this month’s festivities, try pairing this with a regular meal you might serve with white wine. The winemakers at Picamelot suggest asian foods, or something else with some spice.


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