Pink sparkling wine: everything you need to know
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?
Looking for the best rosé champagne? We have found the best of the best, plus some great alternative ideas for rosé sparkling wine. Put a bottle on ice for a special Valentine's Day pre-dinner toast, or stock up the fridge for a boozy, pink-tinged party.
Here's where to get the best rosé sparkling wines...
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
Perrier-Jouet Blasson Rosé
A stunning bottle of rosé champagne. 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
A rosé champagne alternative, this is one of the best British rośe sparkling wines. 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
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
Waitrose San Leo Rosato Prosecco
A fresh, fruity Italian rosé sparkling wine 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
Innocent Bystander Moscato
From Australia’s Yarra Valley, this gently foaming, strawberry scented moscato sparkling wine 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
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 rosé sparkling wine to enjoy, with canapés such as smoked salmon blinis.
Oudinot Brut Rosé
The best supermarket rosé champagne... 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.