Beautiful Bubbles for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day calls for a glass or two of bubbly.

And a vibrant, rosy pink-hued sparkler is sure to up the festive factor even more.

Spain’s Freixenet has created a pretty new sparkling wine made with Pinot Noir grapes blended with a touch of the Spanish grape, Trepat.

I had a chance to try a sample bottle of the Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut ($18), which is made in the traditional methodé champenoise style.

The bottle is tres chic. In the glass, the sparkling wine has big, plentiful bubbles. Quite dry, Elyssia has flavors of cherry, raspberry and toast.

I’ve always loved rosé wines because they pair so wonderfully with food. Elyssia is no exception. It has enough body to carry you through a meal. This would be ideal with poultry, seafood, Asian dishes, and even some lighter pork preparations.

Pour a glass and make any meal a little more special.

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Date: Friday, 12. February 2010 5:24
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19 comments

  1. 1

    What a pretty pink sparkler! Have a great Valentine’s day!

  2. 2

    The bottle is BEAUTIFUL and the color is WONDERFUL! I will have to check out BevMo to see if they carry it. Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Lunar New Year!

  3. 3

    Sounds perfect for valentine’s day!

  4. 4

    Happy V-day! What a perfect bottle for this occasion!

  5. 5

    What a beautiful bottle! We’ve always thought that a pinot based bubbly pairs beautifully with turkey for Thanksgiving. I love the idea of bringing it out for Valentine’s Day too!

  6. 6

    Happy Valentines Day Carolyn! :D Sounds like it will be a special one!

  7. 7

    The color alone makes this special. Great to know how food-friendly it is too!

  8. 8

    What a luscious drink! Definitely to set the romantic mood right!

  9. 9

    That’s a beautiful bottle! We love pink bubblies, so we’ll have to try this one. We’re going pink this year, too, but with Prosecco + blood oranges bitters. Actually, we’ve started early!

  10. 10

    I love sparkling wine, and the color of that wine is simply beautiful!

  11. 11

    Gong Xi Fa Chai, Carolyn. Enjoy your V-day too.

  12. 12

    I love a good glass of rose. Happy V-day to you too!

  13. 13

    if ever there was an occasion to break out the pale pink bubbly, it’s valentine’s day. have a good one!

  14. 14

    Happy holiday(s) to all of you, too! May today be all about good times, good company, and good eats and drinks.

  15. 15

    Youa re absolutely right, Valentine’s Day is not quite the same without a little bubbly. Your selection of sparkling wine looks delightful.

  16. 16

    Gong Xi Fa Tsai! That sparkling wine looks awesome!

  17. 17

    That has Valentine’s Day written all over it. Look forward to sampling some. So pretty and festive.

  18. 18

    Cheers Carolyn! Beautiful!

  19. 19

    Carolyn,

    I tried looking for this last year and I could not find it. I love the color!

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