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Pink sparkling wine: everything you need to know

Published: August 31, 2022 at 3:15 pm
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Our pick of the best pink champagnes (and other sparkling rosé wines) for special occasions

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 pink fizz party.

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Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rose (£35, Waitrose)

This was served by the Queen to Barack Obama at a Buckingham Palace banquet, which is surely the highest of praises for this acclaimed winery in Sussex. Delicate salmon colour with crunchy redcurrant fruit, it goes as well with smoked salmon as it does with a bowl of strawberries.

RIdgeview Sparkling Rose Bottle Waitrose

Vilarnau 0% Sparkling Rosé, £6.99, Amazon

A pretty organic rosé for those that want the fun of fizz without the hit of alcohol. Summer pudding fruitiness with pink grapefruit zest, it’s made for drinking on a hot sunny day.

A bottle of Vilarnau 0% Sparkling Rose

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé (£65, Berry Bros & Rudd)

Billecart-Salmon is well known for its rosé champagnes, and this is a stunner. Seductive strawberries-and-cream aromas with a pleasingly savoury edge, it's delicious as a special-occasion aperitif and also makes a brilliant match with sushi. Bear it in mind for Valentine’s Day or another romantic occasion!

Best Pink Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé, 31 Dover

Balfour Pink Fizz, £4.99, Balfour Winery

Strawberries and rose petals come together in this gorgeous English sparkler – a great aperitif or as a partner to the strawberry and elderflower eton mess.

Pink Fizz

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Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé (£65, Waitrose)

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.

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Nyetimber Rosé NV (£41.99, Selfridges)

A rosé champagne alternative, this is one of the best British rosé 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.

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San Leo Rosato Prosecco (£10.49, Waitrose)

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

San Leo Rosato

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