Top 10 Champagnes for Weddings
Planning a wedding can be really exhausting especially when it comes to all the small details but don’t worry – we’ve got your back! Go grab your glitter planner and a glass of bubbly and read on about our top 10 sparkling wines for weddings.
How much should you spend on champagne for weddings?
It depends of course on what budget you’re working with and what your wedding priorities are, but take it from us: the more free bubbly you supply the more fun your guests will have. So our advice to you would be to spend at least 5% of your total budget on sparkling wine (AT LEAST)!
When to pop the bubbly:
What is better than strawberries and bubbly with your girls? Why not have a fun bubbly breakfast in your gowns before the ceremony? (Tip: don’t drink too much because we want you to remember all the details of your beautiful day, plus: sparkling wine can make you sweat – not cute!). Bubbly is a perfect post-ceremony drink and works well with most canapés. Then of course during the speeches – CHEERS! Make sure there is enough sparkling wine on the tables for your guests to enjoy.
Our top 10 sparkling wines for your wedding day:
1. Boplaas Brut Pinot Noir
This beautiful pink sparkling wine is vibrant and dry. Notes of delicious fruit flavours such as strawberries, cherries and blackberries are evident in this wine, which pairs well with food and as a stand-alone cocktail.
As is the case with all Prosecco’s, Bottega Gold is a light brut sparkling wine, easy on the palate and will please most guests. Bottega Gold is fruity and flowery with scents of Golden apple, Williams pear, acacia flowers and lily of the valley. The luxury bride will love this sparkling wine.
3. De Wetshof Pinot Noir Brut
This sparkling wine is known for its pale pink colour (perfect for weddings) and has a wonderful fizz. Dark fruit and floral aromas envelop this brut, while the taste speaks of citrus, berries and a soft hint of baked biscuits.
4. Calvet Ice Demi Sec Chardonnay
The aroma of white fruit blooms bring out hints of almond and hazelnut aromas, which defines this beautiful golden sparkling wine. This bubbly is also known for its fine bubbles and has a supple yet rich and strong texture.
5. Four Cousins Blush
This sweet sparkling rosé blooms with tropical fruit flavours, raisins, peaches and has a smooth and silky finish. Four Cousins Blush has a stunning floral aroma and is not bad on the budget. Four Cousins is made by Van Loveren, just outside of Robertson. The warm climate of the area makes for sweet wine.
6. JC Le Roux La Vallee Rose
This sparkling wine is for the elegant bride who enjoys a well-crafted Cap Classique with a sweet finish. This off-dry bubbly is made by wonderfully combining Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which is refreshing with a delightfully pink colour.
7. La Motte Brut
Fresh apple, baked bread and roasted nut aromas are found in this sparkling wine. This natural Brut is an exciting fresh wine with complexity. The La Motte farm is located in Franschhoek. The Franschhoek valley is known for it’s world class wines – and this brut is no different!
8. Pongracz Desidarius
This sparkling wine is for the unique bride because it resembles quality, elegance, nobility, grace and character. The slight green tint and lively bubbles adds to the rich complexity of the sparkling wine. This sparkling wine has fresh fruits and almonds on the nose and leaves a rich, buttery taste on the tongue.
9. Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel
This MCC has elegant bubbles filled with hints of white peach and red berries. Freshly baked bread flavours are found in this delicious sparkling wine and it also has a great balance between fruit and acidity that adds to its elegant character.
10. Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial
The Moët & Chandon Rosé is our personal favourite sparkling wine because of its elegant maturity and the diversity of the three grapes varietals. The Moët & Chandon name speaks of luxury, elegance and old world charm.
Fun ideas where you can use bubbly:
Will you be my bridesmaid?
Cotton Candy and Bubbly for pre-drinks Yum!
Adorable Bride-Tribe clothing.
From old fashion prints
Bubbly tub + flower ice cubes.
Check out our Wedding Cocktail Ideas board on Pinterest for more inspiration!
There you go! Now you can use this Bubbly inspiration to create your perfect day!