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Three Sparkling Rose Wines Nigerians Are in Love With

Champagne may be the leading lady of sparkling wines, but it is not exclusively the only drink worth popping at celebrations.

Sparkling wines hold their own worth when it comes to getting the party started. Note that most sparkling wines are made in the Champagne method, via a second fermentation in the bottle, but only those from the Champagne region of France can legally be classified as Champagne.

While Nigerians are definitely in love with the sound of popping champagne bottles, they have also found love for these three sparkling wines.

Three Sparkling Wines Nigerians Love

Veuve du Vernay Ice Rose

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Veuve du Vernay Ice Rose

Veuve Du Vernay hit the Nigerian sparkling wine market from sheer obscurity, but has risen to become one of the most sought after brands.

The sparkling wine is a popular feature at weddings, and the lovely white and pink-coated bottle just helps it blend in beautifully with the ceremonial surroundings.

Veuve Du Vernay Ice Rose is a beautiful, light pink wine with numerous, fine, sparkling bubbles. On the nose, it is fruity with prominent notes of wild berries. The drink is well-balanced, full-bodied with good fruit and a fine acidic aftertaste which gives a lovely freshness.

Due to the sweet palate of Nigerians, its fruity character makes it a really enticing wine. Best drunk within 1 year from purchase to enjoy freshness and fruitiness. Serve this well-chilled, or with ice cubes.

Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé

Martini Rose Sparkling Wine - 75cl |
Martini Rose Sparkling Wine

Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rose is simply a party in a bottle. Popularly known as Martini Rose among lovers of the wine, the wine is a combination of fun and sweetness. Not only does it come from the iconic brand Martini & Rossi, it lives up to the full glory of its name.

There is something absolutely delicious about this wine! From the fruity and refreshing mouth feel to the not-too-sweet palate, with mouthwatering flavours of strawberries and raspberries, Martini Rose is everything a sparkling wine should be.

Winemaker Giorgio Castagnotti describes the beguiling shade as “Disco Pink.” You never know what description you will give this beauty of a wine when you encounter it at the many festive occasions in the country.

Andre Rose

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Andre Rose

Andre Rose has found a way to remain relevant among the various brands of sparkling Rose wines in the country. This is another beautiful sparkling rose wine that has become quite popular among the young generation in Nigeria.

The tenacity of Andre Rose makes it sync beautifully with the new youth culture in the country. The wine is an original blend with a semi-sweet taste and a brisk fruity aromas, coupled with pleasing cranberry essences. Andre Rose California Sparkling Wine is a complete party starter. It’s floral and fruity effervescent is bursting with seductive strawberry flavours. Fresh, grapey notes linger on in the finish, making it perfect for the Nigerian that loves to party.


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Five Popular Rosé Wines in Nigeria You Should Drink

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Rosé wines are traditionally made from red grapes, and obtain their colour from a brief contact with grape skins. However, some new rosés are made by adding a little red wine to white wine.

Whether it is a pale pink or a translucent red, rosés are some of the most sought after drinks in the market. They are usually referred to as pink wines, and are said to be more popular among female wine lovers, but there is no missing a gentleman having a fill of the ever sweet rose.

The popularity of the drink means that it should become a regular option on your menu as it serves for a great part of family dinners, romantic dates, beach picnics and simple low-scale hangout with friends.

So here a re five great rosés you should drink before the end of the year:

Carlo Rossi Rosé

Good wines do not have to be that expensive, that is one of the selling points of the E & J Gallo Winery, makers of Carlo Rossi wines. Going by that, this rose wine offers so much goodness for its relatively affordable price. Laced with exciting flavours of fresh strawberries and sweet cherries, it exudes a taste of love, which makes it a perfect drink for that special romantic date.

The Carlo Rossi Rosé pairs exceedingly well with dishes of meat and fish and fruit desserts, meaning you can have the wine along with a special meal in your favourite restaurant.  For the sake of its price and its alluring colour and taste, this one rosé wine you should be drinking.

Andre Rosé

The deep-coloured sparkling Carlifornia rose wine is another refreshing drink that is also pocket friendly.  A blend of of crisp white and succulent red grapes, André Rose, is a slightly sweeter wine with a fruity bouquet, overtones of white fruit, with a hint of apple and palate-pleasing cranberry notes. It has a smooth and refreshing taste which allows for pairing with spicy meals.

Martini Rosé

A sparkling rosé wine from the Martini family, this special wine offers an aromatic bouquet of rose, wild strawberry and raspberry with a hint of black pepper. The richness of the taste makes it one of the top rose wines you should be drinking. Made from Moscato, Prosecco and Brachetto grapes, this Italian sparkling wine Comes a beautiful soft pink in colour and tastes as lovely as it looks.

It pairs well with rich, creamy cheeses or with fruits like peaches and apricots.

Dourthe #1 Bordeaux Rose

Bordeaux makes the finest of wines and the Dourthe #1 Rose is among the best from the rich wine region. This rose wine is distinctively different with a complex, yet a refreshingly sharp taste. Pale pink in colour, the wine has lingering blueberry, grapefruit notes, while the acidity and richness on the palate harmonise to remarkable effect. You should be reaching for your wallet about now to buy this excellent rose wine.

B & G Cuvee Speciale Rose

Elegance, fruity and fresh notes, and an aromatic scent are one of the premium reasons why you should have a taste of this rose wine. The salmon-pink and bright coloured wine pairs well with salads, pizzas, spicy dishes and grilled meat. It is best served chilled, 8 – 10°C.


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