I’m not normally one for supporting wine made out of South Africa but it is always good to try other wines so you can taste the differences. These bottles of Champagne are just so pretty for Valentine’s day and will make a nice gift for someone willing to try new things. And I say “splurge” because these champagne bottles are around R800 a pop!
If that’s too much for you to handle, why not try a local favourite like Krone. But if you are in the market to try something fancy, here’s some more info on the beautiful Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne:
Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé
This Champagne is made of 45% Pinot Noir for structure, 45% Pinot Meunier for fruitiness and soft supple character, and 10% Chardonnay for elegance and finesse.
Perfectly pink with a cascade of tiny bubbles, elegant, creamy and bursting with fresh summer fruits. A delicious apéritif, it also happens to be extremely food-friendly, pairing perfectly with many of the romantic treats we like to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
Inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan, Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé is exquisitely packaged. Beautifully adorned with the delicate pink petals of the iconic cherry blossom set against a clear blue sky, Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé also makes for a stunning gift.
A gorgeous pomegranate pink, a delicious cavalcade of redcurrant and raspberry notes combine with a hint of strawberries. This fresh Champagne is fragrant and vibrant with a touch of floral enchantment, perfect for celebrations and delicious with Japanese cuisine.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé NV, presented in an elegant gift pack, retails nationally for around R860 (750ml bottle).
Nicolas Feuillatte Graphic Ice Rosé
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Graphic Ice Rosé has the same varietals as the Brut Rosé however this is the more sweet version. It is generous and fruity with a satisfying touch of sweetness perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity. The eye-catching metallic packaging was specially designed to sparkle around the clock: to reflect the rays of the sun and to glimmer in the dark of the night.
A delicate pink coral colour with a fine persistent mousse, this Demi-Sec Champagne abounds with captivating red and black fruit notes of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. It is fresh, round and velvety with a subtle sweetness and a smooth pleasing finish. Best served ultra-chilled.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Graphic Ice Rosé, splendidly showcased in pink metallic attire, is available nationally at fine wine retailers at approximately R840 (750ml bottle).
More about Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world. Nicolas Feuillatte, the man behind the brand, was a Paris-born New York entrepreneur, international jetsetter, and socialite with friends in high places the world over. He made his first fortune as a coffee merchant in New York and went on to make his second by creating his own brand of Champagne in 1976.
Often found in the company of the who’s who of society, he decided that the Nicolas Feuillatte brand must in the first instance be able to satisfy the most discerning of palates, in order to also satisfy a wider audience. The Champagne he created was elegant and sophisticated and an immediate hit with an exceptional group of A-listers, amongst them Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and Lauren Bacall. With his celebrity connections, Feuillatte’s Champagne quickly became popular in the US, to the extent that supply was soon unable to match demand.
To expand production, he teamed up with a collection of growers based in Epernay and the brand began its miraculous rise through the ranks of the Champagne greats to compete at the very top, selling more than 10 million bottles of Champagne a year. Nicolas Feuillatte, the French entrepreneur behind the remarkably successful Champagne that bears his name, died at the age of 88, in August 2014, in the same week as his close friend and actress Lauren Bacall.