The 11 Best Rosé Sparkling Wines in 2023
The Best Rosé Sparkling Wines on the Market
Rosé Champagnes can be some of the most memorable cuvées. They also tend to be some of the pricier wines coming out of the Champagne region, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to drink pink.
There are many great Brut Rosé Sparkling Wines on the market from every corner of the world, and most of them are in a pretty attractive price range. GAYOT’s Best Rosé Sparkling Wines list brings you a look at some of the most interesting Rosé sparkling wines around, several of which could rival Champagne.
1. Ferrari, Trentodoc, Rosé | Trento, Italy
Origin: Trento, Italy
Varietals: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
In 1902 in Trento, Giulio Ferrari first used the metodo classico to convert local Chardonnay grapes into Italy’s original Champagne lookalike. Since then, increasing numbers of wineries have taken to finishing off the fermentation process in bottle à la Champagne, to allow the wine to develop greater finesse and complexity with bottle age.
Trento DOC remains one of Italy’s most important denominations for metodo classico wines and is outstripped in terms of production numbers only by Franciacorta DOCG. Often referred to as Trentodoc, the denomination, created in 1993, covers the mountainous area surrounding the city of Trento in northeastern Italy.
After a hand-harvest in September, the wine undergoes a gentle pressing and macerates with the skins for a brief time to extract just the right amount of color.
The wine has a salmon pink color. On the nose it is distinct and very refined, with the fresh fragrance of cherries, red currants, wild strawberries and almonds. The wine delivers a clean and elegant palate, with sour cherries, lemon zest, sweet almonds and a delicate, silky finish.
> For more information, visit the Ferrari official website.
2. Frank Family Vineyards, Carneros, Rouge 2017 | Napa Valley, CA
Origin: Carneros, Napa Valley, California
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
The grapes for this wine were left macerating much longer than usual so the rosé color evolved in a light red (rouge) color. The bubbles were obtained by following the traditional “Champagne” method and the wine rested on spent yeast cells for three years.
The wine shows a bright crimson red color with lively bubbles and aromas of bing cherry and rose petal. The palate reveals ripe cranberry, rounded out by hints of nutmeg and a creamy vanilla sensation for a lingering finish.
> For more information, visit the Frank Family Vineyards official website
3. Louis Bouillot, Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé | Nuits-Saint-Georges, France
Origin: Nuits-Saint-Georges, France
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay
This rosé is made by carrying out a short maceration before pressing. The wine is then fermented following the traditional Crémant de Bourgogne production process, with a minimum ageing 12 months on lees in the bottle. After disgorgement, the wine received a dosage of 12 grams of sugar per liter.
With a light pink color, this wine offers a fine bouquet of raspberries, red currants and white blossom. The palate reveals fine bubbles and a delightful roundness with citrus notes and a fine fruity finish.
> For more information, visit the Louis Bouillot official website.
4. Valdo, Floral Rosé Brut | Italy
Origin: Sicily and Veneto, Italy
Varietals: 75% Nerello Mascalese, 25% Glera
Valdo has been in the Bolla family of wines for over 90 years. Their continuous innovation, with an ongoing quest for quality and devotion to respecting the vineyards and wine-making traditions of the region, has helped to secure Valdo’s position as one of the leading and most trusted Italian wineries specialized in Prosecco and sparkling wines.
Nerello Mascalese comes from vineyards approximately 1,000 feet above sea level on the lower slopes of the Etna volcano in Sicily. Glera, the grape varietal of Prosecco, comes from vineyards in the Veneto.
The wine has a beautiful pink color, and a bouquet revealing concentrated notes of raspberry, strawberry and flowers. The palate shows ripe flavors of red and black berries, a creamy effervescence and juicy acidity.
> For more information, visit the Valdo Wines official website.
5. Scharffenberger Cellars, Brut Rosé | Mendocino, CA
Origin: Mendocino, California
Varietals: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Scharffenberger Cellars has been pioneering Mendocino sparkling wine since 1981, with grapes sourced from Scharffenberger’s own 120 acres of vineyards, as well as select vineyards in Mendocino County. Grapes grown in Mendocino County benefit from the cool coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, preserving good acidity while delivering enough ripeness to make excellent sparkling wine.
Scharffenberger Brut Rosé is made using the méthode traditionelle process (as used in Champagne), whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. Most of the base wines undergo malolactic fermentation; the fruit balance and color are achieved by adding between four and five percent of Pinot Noir wine to the blend before undergoing second fermentation in the bottle.
The wine has a pale salmon hue with fine bubbles. The nose shows aromas of fresh raspberry jam, wild strawberries and a hint of cinnamon. The flavors are layered and well-balanced, delivering red fruit throughout the lingering finish.
> For more information, visit the Scharffenberger Cellars official website.
6. Argyle Brut Rosé 2016 | Willamette Valley, Oregon
Origin: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietal: 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay
Argyle has a reputation as Oregon’s leading sparkling wine producer, but it’s also a still wine producer noted for fine Pinot Noirs as well as Chardonnay and Riesling. Although their grapes are grown in far more challenging conditions than those of the California sparkling wine houses, Argyle manages to rise to the occasion of producing vintage dated sparkling wines that can compete with some of the best in the world.
Argyle’s Brut Rosé is a wine of great refinement. A thread of minerality carries through the entire tasting experience to give it a subtle sort of continuity. An elegant wine, its flavors are of rose petal, spring blossom and cardamom with a ginger-laced finish.
> For more information, visit the Argyle official website.
7. Mumm Napa Brut Rosé | Napa, California
Origin: Napa, California
Varietals: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
This Napa Valley sparkling wine house was founded by Champagne’s G. H. Mumm in the late 1970s. The house was originally called Domaine Mumm but changed the name to Mumm Napa in 1990, to better reflect the Napa Valley influence on their award-winning sparkling wines.
Both in style and in value for money, this is an American Brut Rosé that’s hard to beat. Coral pink in color, it offers fresh cherry and berry aromas and flavors. There’s a pleasing creaminess to its texture and a lightness and brightness that carries through to the clean finish.
> For more information, visit the Mumm Napa official website.
8. Karanika Xinomavro Cuvée Rosé | Amyntaio, Greece
Origin: Amyntaio, Greece
Domaine Karanika is a biodynamic winery known for both still and sparkling wines. Located in Greece’s far northwest, the winery owns some rare, ungrafted old vine Xinomavro. The winery is located in the coolest climate wine region in all of Greece, which is how Karanika is able to use their native grapes to produce world-class sparkling wines.
If you’re looking for a truly unique rosé, this is going to make a good choice for you. A fleshy, mouth-filling wine, it is bursting with gorgeous red fruit flavors. Strawberry, raspberry and red cherry dominate on both the nose and palate. The wine has nice weight and a creamy texture. This is one of those wines that is a surprise and pleasure from start to finish.
> For more information, visit the Karanika official website.
9. NV Domaine Chandon Étoile Rosé | North Coast, California
Origin: North Coast, California
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Domaine Chandon was the first French-owned winery in California. It’s the American counterpart to the great Champagne house of Möet & Chandon. Founded in 1973, the winery is considered a pioneer in American sparkling wine, not to mention one of the finest sparkling wine producers in the world. In addition to bubbly, the winery produces a modest amount of still wines in the Napa Valley.
Chandon takes a sleek yet surprising approach to their Brut Rosé. An almost copper-colored wine, its complexity of flavors unfolds on the tongue. Strawberries and raspberries appear up front, with more subtle, almost savory notes of cocoa, spice and a hint of yeasty bread dough linger at the back of the palate.
> For more information, visit the Domaine Chandon official website.
10. Antech “Émotion” Crémant de Limoux Rosé | Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Varietals: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Mauzac
If Brut Rosé is your style and you want a wine for a party, this Crémant gives you an excellent option for the price. A floral, pretty wine, it’s a good choice for a celebration. Crisp, with lemon acidity, it has lovely strawberry flavors and tiny, perfect pearls for bubbles. It’s a great value wine and a crowd-pleaser.
> For more information, visit the Antech official website.
11. Bouvet-Ladubay Crémant de Loire Rosé Excellence | Loire Valley, France
Origin: Loire Valley, France
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
This wine is another terrific value. It’s a surprisingly delicate wine for the price, with a pale, salmon hue and miniscule bubbles. It offers fresh fruit aromas and flavors, including raspberries and black currant with bright, citrus acidity. A savory, earthy note toward the back of the palate gives it added dimension.
> For more information, visit the Bouvet-Ladubay official website.