Your mother-the woman who’s always been their for you, cleaned and cooked for the family, brought home the bacon, and accepted you no matter what-deserves to know how much she means. Show her your gratitude this month with a very special bottle of champagne from Baron de Rothschild.
Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut
From the winemaker: The Chardonnay of this champagne takes us into the world of Barons de Rothschild champagnes, marked by an unforgettable taste. A strong, assertive opening that leads into a well-rounded wine – powerful yet restrained; the sign of long aging in traditional cellars. This exceptionally fine cuvee exudes aromas of pear and nuts (almonds, fresh hazelnuts) marrying with hints of white flowers and faint toasty notes. The wine’s brilliance and clarity show pale golden highlights, combined with very fine bubbles that carry an abundant, persistent foam.
This rich, ethereal and complex cuvee embodies the essence of the Rothschild family’s winemaking values: perfection, constancy, and a spirit of purity and refinement, all given the utmost of care.
We really love this champagne, and although it’s a splurge at $95 a bottle, it’s the perfect wine for celebrations and making someone feel incredibly special. Pair with lobster or snapper almondine with hollandaise and asparagus.
Blend: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
If pink is her color, we recommend this next blush colored beauty, also from Baron de Rothschild.
From the winemaker: Barons de Rothschild Rosé shows assertive finesse in a blend of Champagne’s greatest Chardonnays and its top Pinot Noir. The high proportion of Chardonnay makes this exceptional Rose fine and vivacious, while Pinot Noir makes it delicately, harmoniously complex; a delight to the senses. The first taste is fresh and precise, melting into the palate like silk, with slight raspberry undertones. It features fine, subtle aromas, reminiscent of spring, alongside the fragrance of rose petal, wild strawberry, and a hint of citrus zest. The fine thread of bubbles ends in a thin, enduring foam, and its light color offers the slight shimmer of salmon pink. This wine is long, balanced and full of delicious body.
We love this wine with a delicate puff pastry, crab or cream based pasta dishes, or a simple tray of fruit and brie. It’s perfectly elegant, as every mom would like to be.
Blend: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir
“Light, bright pink. High-pitched aromas and flavors of red berries and candied orange, with a subtle mineral overtone. Taut and focused, with very good finishing clarity and tangy persistence. I like this wine’s balance and light touch; it would work extremely well with sashimi or sushi.”
91 Points from International Wine Cellar
Samples provided by Pasternak Wines