It’s time to Toast to the Holidays and the coming New Year, and we want to share with you some of the awesome Champagne that you will want to enjoy with your family and friends.
We reached out to some experts here in Tampa Bay to find out what they would choose as their favorite picks for the season, and they were happy to give us some recommendations. Any one of these fine labels are sure to add that special flavor to your holiday get togethers with family, friends, and co-workers. So when you’re out shopping for something to fill those empty spaces in your wine cooler or cellar this holiday season make sure you look for one of these fine Champagnes to pop the cork on this magical time of the year.
Our toast to you and yours for this Holiday Season and the coming New Year…We wish you Peace, Hope, Love, Health and Happiness! Cheers and Enjoy from everyone at the duPont REGISTRY and Tampa Bay’s Fine Wine Guide!
Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee
A golden color, distinctive of black grape varieties. Very fine bubbles. On the nose, it has a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, with hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. On the palate, there is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
Pair with all fish, especially sushi and sashimi, shellfish such as shrimp, prawns, crayfish and grilled lobster, poultry and white meat, cashews, parmesan or prosciutto. | $80
The balance between the dominant Pinot Noir and the smaller percentage of Chardonnay in the Delamotte Rosé gives this wine its beautiful pale rose color. The wine has tiny bubbles with strong red fruit aromas and flavors. It is vivacious, supple and round with a hint of acidity. It makes a wonderful aperitif, as well as a good companion to poultry dishes or red fruit desserts. | $90
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
A deep golden robe. Delicate vivacious and long-lasting bubbles, are the result of more than 36 months of ageing in chalk cellars. With 40% of reserve wines (the maximum possible amount), the blend offers a complex, voluptuous nose with notes of freshly baked brioche and the richness of roasted coffee beans. A precise selection of wines, purposely limited to 60 crus, ensures the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve a deliciously sophisticated harmony. An opulent selection of ripe, sun-drenched fruits such as mango, apricot and greengage plum combines with dried fruits, pistachio and almond. The texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry filled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. The reserve wines, some dating back ten years give the wine lushness. The depth of the thousand-year old chalk quarries where the wine matures offer a touch of praline along with notes of amber and vanilla. | $70