Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Champagne & Champagne Method Brut Rosés Over $100
by Amber Gibson
“Show mom how much you love her with the persistent pink effervescence of a rosé champagne. These champagnes, and a couple of the best American champagne method sparkling rosés, are special occasion luxuries perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day. If you’re enjoying these outside, consider the Brümate champagne flute to keep your wine cold and carbonated. Limited edition floral prints for Mother’s Day include hibiscus, peony, sun flower and succulents.
2009 Argyle Extended Tirage Brut Rosé
Argyle has pioneered champagne method sparkling wine in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and maintain their supremacy among an increasingly excellent field with this sophisticated sparkling. Extended tirage wines are aged sur lees (with yeast) for an extended period of time (in this case, a full decade), creating additional depth and richness as the yeast breaks down. The delicate blush color of Argyle’s 2009 extended tirage brut rosé belies its creamy, layered texture bursting with fresh raspberry and tight minerality on the finish. This wine is a blend of pinot meunier, pinot noir and a touch of chardonnay, using entirely estate grown grapes from the Dundee Hills.”