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Perfect Pairings: Rosé Champagne and Valentine's Day

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Sponsored post in partnership with Champagne Laurent-Perrier UK.

2022 was the year that Champagne got its sparkle back in the UK, with value sales in the on-trade up 2% compared to 2019.* Bubbly for Valentine's Day is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. How about taking the celebrations up a notch by offering customers a Rosé Champagne?​

Research from PROOF Insight found that 80% of wine drinkers typically drink rosé, and at the start of 2022, pink champagne was up 41% in value vs. 27% for white. As the UK's love for pink drinks continues, a pink Champagne is perfect for bringing an element of fun to uplift any special occasion, but why not treat customers with it for Valentine's Day?

Champagne Laurent-Perrier’s innovative, rose-tinted Cuvée Rosé is perfect for any Valentine celebrations. 91% of Brits celebrated last year, so whether it's a gorgeous romantic meal between couples, a reunion of friends and family, or simply à deux, Cuvée Rosé will elevate any special get-together and add an extra touch of sparkle. It pairs effortlessly with seafood, raspberry sorbets, dark chocolate desserts and soft, creamy cheeses.

What is Champagne Laurent-Perrier’s Cuvée Rosé?

It was in 1968 that Bernard de Nonancourt and the former Cellar Master created a Rosé Champagne that would become one of the iconic Cuvées of the House.

Today, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé is the benchmark of rosé champagnes. Crafted using cold maceration, Laurent-Perrier’s Cuvée Rosé extracts colour and flavour from grape skins to bring freshness and elegance while preserving the biodiversity of the Champagne terroir. The maceration ‑ lasting from 48 to 72 hours depending on the harvest ‑ helps the extraction of the colour and allows the producers to obtain unequalled aromas, revealing all the richness of the best Crus of Pinot Noir.

The making of this Cuvée Rosé goes above and beyond the environmental liability rules, complying with the Viticulture Durable in Champagne and Haute Valeur Environnementale specifications.

More than 50 years after its launching, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé still amazes us with its enchanting notes and intense red fruit aromas. 

Pairing suggestions

Thanks to its aromatic depth, this rosé champagne perfectly pairs with marinated raw fish, grilled prawns, exotic dishes, Parma ham and red fruit desserts. It also pairs well with dishes from Asian or Indian cuisine. 

House of Laurent-Perrier

Situated at the crossroads of the three main wine growing areas within the Marne departement: the Montagne de Reims, the House of Champagne Laurent-Perrier has been continuously innovating since its origination in 1812. Internationally recognised as one of the foremost names in the region, its success can be attributed to the challenging of conventional techniques, honouring traditional values and its respect for nature and terroir above all. 

An unrivalled creator of style and emotion, Champagne Laurent-Perrier suits every occasion and offers a unique experience for all senses through its innovative and comprehensive range of eight champagnes.

Laurent-Perrier was the first family-owned independent Champagne House and has been built around 4 strong convictions.

Champagne is based on the art of blending: the blending of grape varieties, the blending of Crus and the blending of years. Beyond rare vintages, Laurent-Perrier brings this art to a peak with Grand Siècle. Chardonnay is the basis of the Laurent-Perrier style. This variety which is very often the majority, brings Brut Sans Année from “La Cuvée” to the House’s champagnes with the most prestigious Cuvées bringing the freshness, the elegance and purity which are much sought after and make the Laurent-Perrier style so distinct.

An innovator in Champagne, Laurent-Perrier was the first House to offer the successive breakthrough Cuvées of Grand Siècle, Cuvée Rosé, Ultra Brut and Alexandra Rosé Millesimé.

The Champagne Laurent-Perrier range is available to order now online via Matthew Clark Live



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