Rosé Champagne

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True rosé Champagne comes only from the northern French region of the same name. Produced in the same manner as nonrosé Champagne, it gets its pink color from the addition of 10 to 15% still red wine, typically added at the end of the winemaking process.

Flavor Descriptors

Lighter examples are typically elegant and racy, with delicate strawberry and raspberry fruit. Darker-hued examples typically offer richer red fruit flavors and a softer, rounder texture. A general rule of thumb is the darker the color, the richer the flavors.

Food Pairings

Brut

Mild cheeses, chicken liver crostini, mini-quiches, oysters, sushi, salmon.

Extra Dry and Demi-sec

Fruit salad especially strawberries or raspberries, berry tarts, mild chocolate desserts.

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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.