April Showers Bring...Springtime Bubbles

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By Courtney Cochran

The intermittent showers that doused Northern California earlier this week may have been met with dismay by those unlucky enough to be caught in their midst sans paraplouie, but their arrival signals an altogether more sunny trend we can anticipate along with May flowers:  the opening of brunch season.  And just in time for the ordering of countless benedicts, the donning of polo shirts and pastel getups and the lazing away of innumerable hours at cozy outdoor tables comes a bubbly literally tailor made for the season:  Pommery's Springtime Brut Rosé Champagne ($65)
Pretty In Pink
With its fetching all-pink packaging, delicate copper-penny color and gorgeous aromatics, this new sparkler - part of the world's first-ever line of seasonal Champagnes - gives us reasons aplenty to award our approval.  But to all this it also adds a lovely richness on the palate - a pitch-perfect flavor combination of strawberry essence, banana, pear, lime blossom and honeydew - all backed by a delicate rose note that could give the flowers outside a run for their money.  PS: Springtime Brut Rosé should make a perfect present for all the bridal and baby showers going on this time of year, too, though we won't blame you if you want to keep this one all to yourself. 

Other Sparkling Wine Producers:

Domaine Chandon

Domaine Carneros

Gloria Ferrer

Mumm Napa

 
Other wine suggestions for spring:

"Secret" Spring Whites

Sipping Pretty: Winning Wines for the Spring Season

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