Best Rosé Sparkling Wines
The Top Brut 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. 2015 Schramsberg Brut Rosé
Origin: North Coast, California
Varietal: 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay
Price: $46 for 750 ml
Schramsberg is a pioneer in American sparkling wine. The house made its first Blanc de Blancs in 1965, long before the French Champagne houses set up shop on American soil.
The 2015 offers an elegant expression of the Brut Rosé style. A pretty wine with floral aromas and delicacy, it is a sparkling wine with finesse. Creamy on the palate, it offers bright raspberry and peak-of-season strawberry flavors with lemon acidity.
For more information, visit the Schramsberg official website.
2. 2014 Bride Valley “Sparkling Bella” Brut Rosé
Origin: Bride Valley, U.K.
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier
Price: $70 for 750 ml
Bride Valley is a part of the burgeoning English sparkling wine scene — and it’s one of the more exciting additions. You see, this winery was founded by famed wine retailer Steven Spurrier. After 50 years in the wine trade, Spurrier, in collaboration with Jean-Charles Boisset, planted his first vines in the chalky soils of his family’s sheep farm. The winery, which was only planted 10 years ago, produces three sparkling wines. Production is small but the wines show incredible promise.
The 2014 Bella offers a beautifully pale, blushing pink color. On the palate, the wine exhibits similar subtlety with extreme freshness but restrained red fruit flavors. Grapefruit acidity and an underlying minerality add complexity, and the fine stream of bubbles brings a smile to your lips.
For more information, visit the Bride Valley official website.
3. 2014 Argyle Brut Rosé
Origin: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietal: 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay
Price: $50 for 750 ml
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 pomegranate and raspberry with hints of rose petal.
For more information, visit the Argyle official website.
4. Mumm Napa Brut Rosé
Origin: Napa, California
Varietal: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Price: $24 for 750 ml
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.
5. Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Cuvée Pompadour
Origin: Carneros, California
Varietal: 72% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay
Price: $42 for 750 ml
Domaine Carneros is the Californian brand of legendary Champagne house Taittinger. The house, although French in ownership, produces decidedly American wines. Their reputation is as one of the best bubbly producers in the U.S. and it is a reputation Domaine Carneros upholds year after year.
Girlishly pink in color, with a delicate, almost lacy mousse, this is one of the best celebration wines produced in California. Its aromas of raspberry, peach and citrus flowers hint at the beauty of this wine’s fruit flavors. Ripe strawberry, raspberry, a touch of orange peel, vanilla and toast make this wine as much a pleasure on the palate as it is in appearance.
For more information, visit the Domaine Carneros official website.
6. NV Ferrari Trento Brut Rosé
Origin: Trento, Italy
Varietal: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Price: $30 for 750 ml
Giulio Ferrari was an Italian wine pioneer. Fascinated by Champagne, he is credited with planting the first Chardonnay vineyards in Italy. With great patience, he nurtured his Champagne varietals on the hillsides of the Adige Valley and honed his skills at méthode champenoise winemaking. It took some convincing to get Italians to embrace this Champagne-like local wine but Ferrari succeeded and today the Ferrari Trento wines are available around the world.
The Brut Rosé is a pale salmon wine. Floral aromas dominate with just a hint of wild strawberry. It’s an elegant wine in the palate with subtle complexity. Flavors include strawberry, orange peel, almond and just a hint of vanilla cookie.
For more information, visit the Ferrari Trento official website.
7. 2017 Karanika Xinomavro Cuvée Rosé
Origin: Amyntaio, Greece
Price: $30 for 750 ml
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.
8. NV Domaine Chandon Étoile Rosé
Origin: North Coast, California
Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Price: $55 for 750 ml
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.
9. NV Breathless Wines Sparkling Rosé
Origin: North Coast, California
Varietal: 96% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinot Meunier, 1% Chardonnay
Price: $32 for 750 ml
Breathless is one of the newest players on the American sparkling wine scene. Located in Sonoma County, California, it’s a women-run winery. It was founded by three sisters with operations led by winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster. The winery currently produces five sparkling wines and two still wines.
A fun and boldly pink bottle of bubbly, the Breathless Rosé offers mouth-filling red berry aromas and flavors with just a hint of spice. Surprisingly complex, the wine has a lot to offer for the price.
For more information, visit the Breathless Wines official website.
10. 2016 Antech “Émotion” Crémant de Limoux Rosé
Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Varietal: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Mauzac
Price: $15 for 750 ml
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.