Innocent Bystander Moscato

The best pink champagnes and sparkling wines | Top 8 bottles

Our pick of the best pink champagnes (and other sparkling rosé wines), for those special occasions. How about a delicate bargain bottle for £9.99, with raspberry overtones, or an elegant M&S bottle with notes of strawberry and toast?

1

Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé

Perhaps the most famous rosé champagne on the market, Laurent-Perrier has been making it’s iconic Cuvée rosé since 1968. Made using 100% pinot noir grapes, the colour can range from delicate blush to salmon pink with a fresh nose bursting with red fruits and toasted brioche. £60, sainsburys.com

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Laurent-Perrier-Cuvée-Rosé
Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé

2

Perrier-Jouet Blasson Rosé

The pink of Perrier-Jouet’s Blasson Rosé is tinged with pale orange with notes of pear, apricot and blood orange on the nose along with mature red fruit. £53.99, ocado.com

Perrier-Jouet Blasson Rosé
Perrier-Jouet Blasson Rosé

3

Nyetimber

The pioneers of the English sparkling wine, Nyetimber have been steadily growing the holy trinity of champagne grapes (chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier). This well-rounded rosé has the expected notes of strawberry, raspberry and cherry as well as surprising flavours of anise and lavender with an elegant finish. £39.99, waitrosecellar.com

Nyetimber Rosé
Nyetimber Rosé

4

Camel Valley Rosé Brut

From Camel Valley’s Cornish vineyards, this rosé brut has a delicate salmon pink colour, strawberry and cherry blossom on the nose and a light, refreshing finish.£28.99, waitrosecellar.com


5

Waitrose San Leo Rosato Prosecco

A fresh, fruity Italian sparkler made from the native nerello mascalese and glera grapes, this wine has an aromatic nose and gentle fizz making it a great crowd-pleasing aperitif. £10.49, waitrose.com 

San Leo Rosato
Waitrose San Leo Rosato Prosecco

6

Innocent Bystander Moscato

From Australia’s Yarra Valley, this gently foaming, strawberry scented moscato is sweet and dangerously drinkable. At 5% ABV it’s perfect for brunch or with chocolate and red berry puds.£4.44/37.5ml, thedrinkshop.com

Innocent Bystander Moscato
Innocent Bystander Moscato

7

Cono Sur

Delicate pink in colour and infused with the soft aromas and flavours of fresh juicy raspberries, Cono Sur Sparkling Rosé, Bio-Bio Valley, Chile, 12.4% (£9.99,Tesco) is a stylish, balanced sparkling wine to enjoy, with canapés such as smoked salmon blinis.

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8

Oudinot Brut Rosé

For a quiet night in, trade up to Oudinot Brut Rosé Champagne, 12% (£28, M&S). Savour its deeply elegant strawberry and toast flavours and the long, balanced finish. Pop the cork on this champagne and serve it with slices of smoked salmon, seared scallops and definitely with love or a game bird pot-roast.

Oudinot Brut Rosé
Oudinot Brut Rosé