10 Best Champagnes to Ring in the New Year!
Walk into any store this week and the bottles of celebratory champagne are on full display! With all of these options, what do you choose? Do you go for the cheapest option or the bottle with the prettiest label? We're here to help you out!
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
One of the world's most beloved and recognized champagnes. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is crafted from predominantly Pinot Noir grapes (50-55%), along with Chardonnay (28-33%) and Meunier (15-20%). It has a dry mouthfeel with notes of vanilla, brioche and apple. You can never go wrong with this one!
Canard Duchene Brut
"To the eye, a golden hue and delicate bubbles. To the nose, intense aromas of fresh fruit, typical of Pinot varietals. On the palate, notes of fruit coupled with hints of buttery brioche", says the producer. Sipping on this clean, easy-drinking champagne is the perfect way to start 2023.
Champagne Pommery Brut Rosé Royal
For those who prefer Rosé, this is a fantastic choice. Crisp and fruity wine lovers will adore this champagne with its notes of grapefruit, cherry, apple, berry, brioche and honey. As if it couldn't get any better, this champagne can be paired with oh so many foods: blue cheese, creamy cheese, aged cheese, fish, pasta, fruit, nuts, salad, desserts...
This elegant bottle will look amazing on your New Year's Eve table. In addition to its prestigious appearance, Moët Impérial champagne has a vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit, freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, and notes of brioche, cereal and fresh nuts. This crisp and refreshing champagne is best enjoyed alongside a cheese and charcuterie board.
Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut
A classic, well-balanced, fruit forward champagne. Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut is truly unique with its notes of white peach, fresh almond, orange, mint, pear and bread. The best hors d'oeuvres to pair with this champagne?: tuna and salmon sushi.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne "[gives] and elegant nose: freshly baked brioche, roasted notes and ripe, sun-kissed fruits - mango, apricot, mirabelle plum - as well as dried fruit, pistachio and almond." This ultra-smooth wine has finishing notes of amber, praline and vanilla. Plus, the beautiful bottle will look so elegant on your table.
Jacquart Champagne Mosaïque Brut
We love this one for making new year's brunch mimosas. Creamy on the palate, this champagne is "fresh and delicate, with notes of white fruits, pear and peach, fresh apricot and white flowers with roses. Dried fruit aromas reveal it is starting to mature."
Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial
If dessert wines are your thing, don't overlook Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial! A perfect mix of sweet and bubbly, a burst of pineapple and passionfruit with a slight hint of vanilla will fill your mouth on the first sip. Its smooth, creamy finish will have you coming back for more.
Billecart-Salmon Demi Sec
This champagne is well-loved by those with a sweet tooth. This Demi-Sec champagne is full-flavored with notes of apples, cream and brioche. Ring in the new year with this champagne, pastries and chocolate cake, and your 2023 will definitely be sweet!
It is common knowledge that Champagne has to be made in Champagne, France...but does it? KORBEL Brut California Champagne is "refined, with a balanced, medium-dry finish. Enjoy lively aromas of citrus and cinnamon leading to crisp flavors of orange, lime, vanilla and a hint of strawberry." The touch of sweetness makes this an easy drinking champagne, and perfect for various mimosa recipes that you can find on the KORBEL website. You won't even know it isn't French!
All of these wonderful champagnes can be purchased through Drizly. Whether you take our suggestions or not, we wish you a wonderful year ahead filled with enormous happiness and joy.