Rose Champagne, once considered a fad of fashion, a phase that would quickly pass. But now, an international and worldwide trend.
The pink bubbles are back, and are now becoming a permanent feature, and not just the occasional drop. The rise in popularity and sales of Rose Champagne has been at a consistent and constant growth over the past decade. This has given the Wine makers and Champagne Houses the reason, opportunity and tools to make the improvements and changes necessary in order for this boom that we are currently experiencing, to continue to flourish.
Changing people’s perception of Rose Champagne did not come easy to the producers. One of the driving forces behind this style makeover was LVMH, (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), a family run company comprising of 70 exceptional Houses that create high quality products such as Wine and Spirit, Fashion, Cosmetics and Jewellry). Using new and effective marketing strategies in red wine production and the pink styles of Moet, Dom Perignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart, they have given Rose Champagne a chance to make its mark. This has led to other Champagne Houses giving their Rose range a new lease of life such as Pol Roger and Perrier Jouet. However, this has now led to the market arguably becoming rather saturated, with the constant influx of new brands, blends and styles of Rose Champagnes.
With this vast selection of Rose Champagnes, the quality is ever being pushed higher and with some exceptional Cuvees now available to consumers, Rose Champagne has become a marker of an elegant and sensual pour – finally receiving the attention that it most certainly deserves. Now everyone wants a glass… even the Men!
Whilst we are on the subject of high quality Champagnes, AYALA, a Champagne House known throughout the world for its fresh and elegant wines, have recently launched their new Rose Champagne. Rose No.8, an authentic expression of the House’s creative spirit. A limited edition cuvée, and a true reflection of the refreshment Champagne AYALA has been undergoing recently.
The Saxtys Wines team first sampled this fine Champagne at the Mentzendorff Annual Portfolio Tasting in London in February 2016, and instantly fell in love.
Crafted exclusively from the Grand and Premier Cru Vineayrds, made from the grapes picked in 2008, an exceptional harvest year. The name refers to the 8 years taken to make this creation and to the symbolism of number 8 – renewal and creation. A feminine and modern design which is echoed in the juice.
A light shade of clear, bright powder pink. A fresh and refined nose with delicate aromas of Red Berry and Blood Orange. A precise and sharp attack, full of freshness and finesse. A palate of Red Berry and Pear with underlying minerality, a sophisticated and long finish. With summer fast approaching, this is definitely one to have chilling in the fridge. A perfect match for light Summer Salad, an Asian inspired Salmon dish or a refreshing Berry Dessert.
The AYALA Champagne Brut No. 8 Rose Champagne is beautifully presented in a luxury branded Gift Box, and is now available to purchase online via this link: