Is it just me or does it feel like time starts traveling at a faster pace once November 1 rolls around? Some of my friends are just itching to pull out all the Christmas decorations already. That’s a wee too early for me, but I’ll catch the spirit in a few weeks. By the time Thanksgiving dishes are washed and put away, I’m ready to dive into all that’s red, green and sparkly all over.
Bust out the bubbly people. Holiday season has begun!
Gratien & Meyer Brut Rosé sparkling wine provided by brand representatives. All photos and opinions are my own and that of the tasting team unless otherwise stated.
Gratien & Meyer Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
100% Cabernet Franc | 12% alcohol by volume | $15 price point
First Impressions: The packaging alone is delicate with a bit of formal touch in the label.
Color: Again, delicate pink. Official brand notes state this as salmon pink.
Aroma: Fruit forward with red berry notes.
Taste: Light, delicate and crisp with raspberry, orange peel, and strawberry flavors. It is sweet, but not overly so. This is definitely fruit forward.
Overall Impressions: The team liked this sparkling wine very much. Many commented that they often don’t know what kind of sparkling wine to purchase for special occasions, but they would definitely seek this one out. It is enjoyable with tiny bubbly bite.
Pairings: This would be excellent as a pre-dinner aperitif. It is simply wonderful just as it is. Shrimp cocktail, crab legs, or lobster would be good pairings. It would also pair nicely with creamy desserts.
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Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net. Email Cheri with comments and questions at str8upcocktails at gmail.com.