The days are longer, temperatures are rising and florals are in full bloom. Summer has arrived and it is officially rosé season. Tis the season to enjoy a chilled bubbly. Everyone is drinking pink this season, so why not make it extra special and festive with rosé sparkling wines. We taste-tested 28 sparkling rosés and came up with our top 12 favorite picks, for every price point from around the globe.
The soft gorgeous pink hue, the delicate bubbles and fruit flavors of a sparkling rosé are perfect with summer bites, whether poolside or for your next picnic. If you are looking to impress your friends, be sure to serve these bubbly rosés.
Paul Cheneau Sparkling Rosé Cava
From Spain’s Penedes region, this Cava is bright with a cherry-pink hue. Well-developed small and constant bubbles form a gentle rosary. There are intense notes of fresh red fruits and hints of fine lees and dried berries, together with subtle fragrances of fresh strawberries. On the palate, this cava explodes with juicy red fruit flavors. It is impressively rich, lively, elegant and well-balanced.
Valdo Brut Rosé (SRP $18)
The Valdo Brut Rosé is a unique blend of Nerello Mascalese (75%) and Glera (25%) hailing from Veneto Italy. Valdo is fresh and elegant with concentrated notes of raspberry and flowers. The wine exhibits a fine perlage with a pleasant, round and charming aromas of red and blackberries.
Val D’Oca Extra Dry Rosé Sparkling Wine (SRP $18)
Hailing from the Valdobbiadene region of Veneto, the Val D’Oca sparkling rosé offers enticing pink hues and fragrant floral and red berry aromas. The pleasant taste of red raspberries and fresh strawberries lead to a savory finish, making it the perfect aperitif. Also pairs delectably with fresh seafood or grilled fish.
Dopff & Irion Brut Rosé Cremant D’Alsace (SRP $20)
René Dopff’s wines from Alsace have graced the best tables in France and the world over. Pink with tinges of orange. The bouquet is full of red berry fruit. The mouthfeel is lively, round, and elegant. It is a harmonious wine with pleasant, long-lasting aromas. This Crémant Brut Rosé makes for a refined aperitif or cocktail wine and is ideal for receptions. Its freshness and finesse make it a wine to be drunk throughout a meal, even with dessert.
Szigeti Pinot Noir Sekt Brut Rosé 2016 (SRP $23)
Szigeti was part of the new wave of Austrian sparkling wine producers in the 1990s who focused on high-quality, traditional method Sekt. This sparkler is a brilliant salmon color with red gold highlights. Aromas of strawberries and red cherries carry through to the palate, which finishes with lively acidity and a delicate mousse.
Amelia Brut Rosé Cremant De Bordeaux (SRP $23)
Enjoy the elegance of French Rosé combined with the timeless sophistication of Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wines with Amelia Brut Rosé Crémant de Bordeaux. Amelia features a striking pink hue, fruit-focused character and a dazzling dash of bubbles.
Ferrari Trento Brut Sparkling Rosé (SRP $36)
Mastering the art of Italian living is not difficult. Simply pop open a bottle of Ferrari, Italy’s most iconic sparkling wine, and you will find luxury, glamour, and undeniable quality in every sip. Ferrari Brut Rosé is salmon pink in color. The bouquet is distinct and very refined, with the fresh fragrance of flowers, red currants and wild strawberries. The taste is dry, clean and elegant, with a delicate finish of sweet almonds. Perfect served as an aperitif or with lighter dishes, especially seafood.
Gerard Bertrand Ballerina Brut Etoile Rosé (SRP $50)
This rosé is one of the highly acclaimed wines of Gerard Bertrand from the South of France. Ballerina Cremant de Limoux has a delicate pale rosé color that is inspired by the sunset as seen from the rooftop of the Paris Opera. The bubble is delicate, frothy and persistent. The nose is generous and complex with subtle aromas of red berries and white flowers. The wine is precise and elegant, the flavors reflect the aromas perceived on the nose in a generous basket of red fruit on a bed of brioche. The finish is very long and rich with soft and creamy notes.
Champagne Boizel Rosé (SRP $60)
The historic Champagne house, Boizel was established in 1834 in Épernay, the heart of Champagne, by a family passionate about the wines of its region. Intimate knowledge of the Champagne region passed on through the generations, and access to grapes from the finest cru sites, are the essential elements behind the Boizels’ elegant rosé. A pale salmon pink robe with bronze tints and fine and well-distributed bubbles. A fine, open nose with fruity and delicate aromas of red fruit. In the mouth, fresh, full and long. This champagne is the perfect accompaniment for summertime aperitifs. Boizel Rosé Champagne is also ideal with cold meats, lamb and all desserts with red fruit.
Domaine Chandon étoile Sparkling Rosé (SRP $60)
From the Carneros region in Napa Valley, Domaine Chandon creates this sparkling rosé in the traditional method. The wine’s aroma is rich yet elegant with plum and dark cherry fruit layered over notes of nutmeg and cocoa. A bold, yet refined palate structure characterizes this wine with subtle but persistent flavors of raspberry and French toast. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness that will stand up to a variety of foods.
André Jacquart Champagne Brut Rosé Experience (SRP $70)
The Champagne Rosé Experience by André Jacquart is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, a real Rosé de Saignee from grapes grown in the village of Vertus and Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger, classified as premier and grand cru in the renowned Côtes des Blancs. It rests on its lees for over five years. The result is a luxurious round, Champagne Rosé, out of the classical schemes. The Champagne has a brilliant deep almost cherry color, lipstick red. The nose is of sour cherry and wild strawberry. Creamy vinous texture, even tannic. Chambolle like flavors with persistent fine bubbles.
Louis Roeder By Philippe Starck Brut Nature Rosé 2012 (SRP $85)
Brut Nature is a Champagne without artifice, conceived as an exchange, forged by a long-standing friendship. This champagne is the personification of the free-thinking that resulted from an encounter between Maison Louis Roederer and the creator Philippe Starck. Orange hue with salmon pink tints. Patient, even effervescence. Spicy aromas of Sichuan pepper combined with sappy and floral notes of violet and gentian. Toast and mocha on the nose resulting in an elegant and concentrated bouquet. After aeration, intense fruity notes start to emerge along with concentrated notes of wild raspberries. The palate is fruity.