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#1 Post by Chris.Martin » June 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm

My wife's 40th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and to celebrate we're going to Las Vegas with some friends and family. This last year has been extremely tough on her as she was diagnosed with breast cancer last August. She's gone through multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation etc. etc. etc. Anyway, to celebrate her clean bill of health I'd like to get some bottles of sparkling and have a toast in the room with our friends/family. I'll probably need 3-4 bottles as there's going to be around 10-15 people. Any ideas of some really good "pink" sparkling that would work?

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#2 Post by EHeffner » June 28th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Price range? I’m a big fan of the Vilmart Rubis cuvée which can be had for around $50, as well as the Paul Bara rose which can be found for $40-50 I believe. Even cheaper, I think Schramsberg Brut rose would be fine
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#3 Post by Henry Kiichli » June 28th, 2018, 1:56 pm

billecart salmon rose

Should be easy to get and shouldn't break the bank.

Tastes good, too.

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#4 Post by Paul R. » June 28th, 2018, 2:03 pm

LP Brut Rose, in the $60-70 range.
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#5 Post by Drew Goin » June 28th, 2018, 2:12 pm

Henry Kiichli wrote:billecart salmon rose

Should be easy to get and shouldn't break the bank.

Tastes good, too.

Congrats!
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Billecart-Salmon Rosé is phenomenal!!!

Otherwise, the Duval-Leroy NV Brut Rosé de Saignée is a mighty satisfying pick.

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#6 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » June 28th, 2018, 2:20 pm

Drew Goin wrote:
Henry Kiichli wrote:billecart salmon rose

Should be easy to get and shouldn't break the bank.

Tastes good, too.

Congrats!
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I go through a few cases of this each year. Great value for a Rose Champagne and everyone I serve it to enjoys it as well.
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#7 Post by Scott G r u n e r » June 28th, 2018, 2:34 pm

Ruinart is solid.
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#8 Post by Bdklein » June 28th, 2018, 2:43 pm

Congrats and +1 on the Schramsberg
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#9 Post by William Gladstone » June 28th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Chris.Martin wrote:My wife's 40th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and to celebrate we're going to Las Vegas with some friends and family. This last year has been extremely tough on her as she was diagnosed with breast cancer last August. She's gone through multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation etc. etc. etc. Anyway, to celebrate her clean bill of health I'd like to get some bottles of sparkling and have a toast in the room with our friends/family. I'll probably need 3-4 bottles as there's going to be around 10-15 people. Any ideas of some really good "pink" sparkling that would work?

Hi Chris
All of the suggestions or recommendations mentioned are very good choices, it is a question of your budget and your palate, someone mentioned a domestic Sparkling in this thread that is nice and others have mentioned some fine French Champagne - quite different and perhaps you want to be more specific about your budget and taste. You cannot go wrong with any of the suggestions.
If we can be of help, we are licensed in the State of Neveda and I do not know if I can ship to a consumer or through a local retailer, as a kindness - given your situation it would be nice to make this special ...we have an inexpensive Cremant from Chablis Rosé, that is Method Champenoise - and then we import & represent a Champagne Drappier - a producer highly respected for their Pinot Noir, and Saignee method for Rosé. That has several Cuvee's from the basic Cuvee up through 1er Cru and Grand Cru
I'm certain the evening will be just fine which ever bottle you select.
Good health going forward,
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#10 Post by Jud Reis » June 28th, 2018, 4:12 pm

Chris - nothing to add recommendation wise, but congratulations to your wife for fighting the good fight and coming through - enjoy each other!

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#11 Post by SteveG » June 28th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Well, i don't have any skin in the game but between a cremant rose Chablis(!) and Drappier rose, I would choose one or both of these, they both sound great.
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#12 Post by T. Altmayer » June 28th, 2018, 5:24 pm

I'm fond of the Billecart, but the last couple releases of Laurent Perrier have been very good. Neither is inexpensive, however, so for half the price the Schramsburg is a good choice.

BTW, best of wishes to your wife for continued good health. My sister in law went through something similar this year and can only begin to imagine how hard it must have been for your family.
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#13 Post by Nathan Smyth » June 28th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Does William Deutz still have a USA importer?

Because the hits I'm getting on Free Wine Searcher all seem to be in the EU.

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#14 Post by Nathan Smyth » June 28th, 2018, 9:31 pm

Domestically, the Laetitia Brut Rose is a lot of fun:

https://shop.laetitiawine.com/shop.ams? ... BLABROAD15

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#15 Post by Scott Brunson » June 28th, 2018, 9:43 pm

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#16 Post by Brian Tuite » June 28th, 2018, 9:47 pm

Any Egly-Ouriet fans out there?
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#17 Post by Nathan Smyth » June 28th, 2018, 9:57 pm

OTOH, with a crowd of 10 to 15 people, Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon most certainly would break the bank.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/elisabeth+salmon/

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#18 Post by Nathan Smyth » June 28th, 2018, 9:58 pm

BTW, with a crowd of 10 to 15, I'd want at least 6 to 9 bottles [and even that wouldn't be nearly enough if you were dealing with hardcore partiers].

Once the bubblies start flowing at a big party, they disappear almost immediately.

One moment you'll be opening up a case of 12 bottles, and then the next moment, not five minutes later, you'll be staring at that same case, of what are now 12 empty bottles, which need to be taken out back to the recycling bin.

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#19 Post by Adam Noble » June 28th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Congrats. My go to cheaper rose Champagne is Aubry Brut Rose. A bit more expensive is Veuve Fourny Rose. Both very tasty.

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#20 Post by M.Kaplan » June 28th, 2018, 11:44 pm

N.V. Camille Savès Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé
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#21 Post by Otto Forsberg » June 29th, 2018, 12:59 am

I really don't understand the love for Billecart Salmon Rosé. Several times it has been some of the most uninteresting rose Champs I've tasted. Cuvée Elizabeth Salmon Rosé is another story - unfortunately also price-wise.

I consider Bollinger, André Clouet and Charles Heidsieck reliable rosé bubblies from bigger houses in a nicely toasty, more vinous style. Marguet, Francis Boulard and Olivier Horiot from smaller ones. Also Gimonnet's Rosé des Blancs is a lovely little drop too.

For a lower price point, Crémant du Jura Rosés usually offer high quality up to Champagne level for approximately 1/2 to 1/4 of the price.

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#22 Post by Chris.Martin » June 29th, 2018, 11:43 am

Thanks everyone for the great input. I'll more than likely pick up several bottles of the Schramsberg Brut rose as we've visited there a few times. I'll also pick up a couple special bottles (based on availability from the above) just for her (and I) to enjoy.

Thanks as well for the good wishes. It's definitely been a trying year for our family but hopefully the hard part is over with.

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#23 Post by Charlie Carnes » June 29th, 2018, 12:52 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:Any Egly-Ouriet fans out there?
That is one great bottle of Rosé!
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#24 Post by Brian Tuite » June 30th, 2018, 11:37 am

Charlie Carnes wrote:
Brian Tuite wrote:Any Egly-Ouriet fans out there?
That is one great bottle of Rosé!
I’ll have to concur, opened one last night and loved it!
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#25 Post by EHeffner » May 13th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Sorry to revive an old thread but..

Has anyone tried the Schramsberg Marin county brut rose 2013? I see it’s a recent release and not many notes
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#26 Post by J. Rock » May 14th, 2019, 10:41 pm

The best one I can remember having is Pol Roger vintage rose. I also like Schramsberg brut rose.
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#27 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » May 15th, 2019, 10:12 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 28th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Any Egly-Ouriet fans out there?
Big time! We LOVE the rose, nearly to the exclusion of all others (not quite). It is the NV rose against which I compare all others, and almost always think "it's good, but I'd rather drink Egly." That said, it isn't inexpensive and it is a larger, richer style. It's ideal with steak tartare, puts a rare duck breast in its place...but not oysters.

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