In recent years, rosé wine has become synonymous with summertime. Pouring a glass of rosé conjures images of dining al fresco and long summer nights on the patio. These experiences are only improved with sparkling rosé.
Although sparkling rosé is generally pricier than traditional sparklers of almost every stripe—it’s usually more labor intensive to produce and therefore more expensive—excellent bottles are available at a range of price points. Here’s everything to know when looking for something crisp, chic and delightful, whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge.
What Is Sparkling Rosé?
Bottlings in this refreshing category boast hues ranging from deep magenta to very light pink to even orange. They can have fruity or floral notes, depending on the specific bottle. Like classic rosé wines, sparkling rosés tend to have high acidity and crisp minerality, but some darker-hued options are age-worthy and offer more structure and versatility.
Winemakers have a few options when making sparkling rosé. They can either choose to macerate red grapes on their skins, or they can use a byproduct of red winemaking called saignée. For the latter technique, winemakers “bleed” some wine off early in the maceration process and concentrate the remaining juices. The lighter juice is then vinified as rosé.
As another option, winemakers can also blend white and red wine together to make a light pink colored wine, a method called assemblage. This not only achieves the desired final hue, but allows winemakers to add depth and a heavier mouthfeel compared to traditional white wines.
The Best Sparkling Rosé Wines at Every Budget
The Best Sparkling Rosé Bottles Under $30
Perelada 2020 Stars Touch of Rosé Brut Sparkling (Cava)
This pale-pink sparkler offers aromas of apricot jam, pomegranate and toasted almond. Softly effervescent, it has flavors of nectarine, Valencia orange, rose petal and a touch of just-baked baguette that sail into a refreshing finish. 90 Points — Mike DeSimone$ Varies Wine Searcher
Zardetto 2020 Rosé Extra Dry Rosé (Prosecco)
This wine states its purpose with its vivacious and lively aromas of nectarine, strawberry and lily of the valley. The palate follows suit, with zippy acidity, fresh peach and apricot notes and a subtle note of minerality. There is a slight note of sweetness on the finish but it is well balanced by the acidity and freshness of the wine. 91 Points — Jeff Porter$18 Total Wine & More
The Best Sparkling Rosé Bottles Under $50
Roebuck Estates 2016 Rosé de Noirs Rosé (England)
This label is comparatively new to the scene but has come strongly out of the gate with classic, elegant bubbles. The rosé is fruit-driven and perfumed with aromas of strawberry, apple, cherry blossom and cream. There’s a toasty, biscuity underbelly. The palate is dry with just a whisper of sweetness, brightened by crisp acidity and very vigorous bubbles. Seriously structured but with oodles of crowd appeal. 93 Points — Christina Pickard$ Varies Wine Searcher
Berlucchi 2013 ’61 Nature Rosé Dosaggio Zero Pinot Nero (Franciacorta)
Made entirely with Pinot Nero and without dosage, this radiant sparkler offers delicate scents of red berry, bread dough and a whiff of botanical herb. Structured and boasting pristine fruit and precision, the bone-dry palate delivers juicy pomegranate, red cherry and orange slice alongside vibrant acidity before closing on a slightly smoky note. An extremely elegant, focused perlage provides finesse. Gorgeous. 95 Points — Kerin O’Keefe$ Varies Wine Searcher
Maso Martis 2017 Extra Brut Rosé Pinot Nero (Trento)
Made entirely with organically farmed Pinot Nero, this dry, delicious sparkler opens with aromas of perfumed berry and blue flower with the barest whiff of brioche. Elegantly sparkling and vibrant, the radiant palate features juicy pomegranate, crushed raspberry and baking spice alongside a refined, continuous perlage. 95 Points — K.O.$ Varies Wine Searcher
The Best Sparkling Rosé Bottles Under $100
Hattingley Valley Wines 2018 Rosé Sparkling (England)
Hattingley’s rosé is elegant, fresh and downright delicious. The color of ballerina slippers, it opens with delicate aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry and grapefruit. They’re backed by richer ones like vanilla and baker’s yeast. The palate is wonderfully refreshing, with bubbles that prickle and bounce over the whole tongue right through to the tart red berry finish. 94 Points — C.P.$ Varies Wine Searcher
Chapel Down NV English Rose Traditional Method Sparkling (England)
Raw almond, strawberries still on their stems, and floral aromas open this English rosé. The palate is dry overall, but a hint of sweetness is detectable. Lovely beads of bubbles and a crisp acidity add plenty of freshness, and a lingering red berry finish makes another sip an easy endeavor. 94 Points — C.P.$67 Wine.com
Ferghettina 2017 Rosé Brut Pinot Nero (Franciacorta)
Made with 100% Pinot Nero and packaged in a unique, square-bottomed bottle, this lovely sparkling rosato offers alluring scents of red woodland berry, botanical herb and brioche. Dry and tangy, the elegant palate features juicy pomegranate, red cherry and baking spice alongside a hint of orange drop. Bright acidity and a refined perlage provide balance and elegance. 95 Points — K.O.$65 Vivino
Ferrari 2016 Perlé Rosé Riserva Sparkling (Trento)
Tangy and delicious, this lovely wine has aromas of red berries, brioche and Alpine herbs. Elegantly sparkling, the savory palate features pomegranate, creamy white peach, bread crust and a hint of baking spice alongside bright acidity. 94 Points — K.O.$69 Wine.com
The Best Luxury Sparkling Rosé Bottles
Ca’ del Bosco 2013 Annamaria Clementi Dosage Zero Rosé Riserva Extra Brut Sparkling (Franciacorta)
From its first vintage in 2008, Annamaria Clementi has been an icon of a wine. The 2013 continues this tradition with grace, elegance and depth. As the wine develops, aromas of macerated cherries, baked strawberries, Damson plums, vanilla and warm bread show themselves. Rich, yet with some restraint, the palate showcases the 100% Pinot Noir fruit from the estate’s oldest vines, highlighting the darker red fruit notes. The wine then walks a tightrope between richness and finesse, showing the skill and passion that it takes to make this wine. 98 Points — J.P.$ Varies Wine Searcher
Ferrari 2006 Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore Rosé Extra Brut Sparkling (Trento)
Delicately scented, this refined sparkler offers enticing scents of red berry, apple, cake spice and a whisper of citrus. The vibrant focused palate is loaded with finesse, delivering red cherry, pomegranate, bread crust and a graphite note alongside bright acidity and an elegant perlage. 95 Points — K.O.$ Varies Wine Searcher
Bruno Paillard NV Rosé Première Cuvée Brut (Champagne)$100 Wine.com
Is Sparkling Rosé Sweet?
Sparkling rosé can range from dry to sweet. This depends on a whole host of factors, like what grapes and winemaking techniques were used, where it was made and the final dosage that is added before the wine gets corked and sealed.
Is There Alcohol in Sparkling Rosé?
Unless you are consuming a non-alcoholic sparkling rosé, your wine will have alcohol in it.
How Should Sparkling Rosé Be Served?
Most sparkling wines are served at 45°F to 50°F and rosé is served closer to 48°F to 53°F, so somewhere in the middle will likely be the ideal temperature. Keep the bottle in the fridge about an hour and a half to two hours before serving. You can either serve sparkling rosé in tall, thin flutes or stemmed glasses with a bowl. For more information about how to serve wine, check out our guide.
What Should You Pair with Sparkling Rosé?
Many different foods can work well as sparkling rosé pairings. The higher acidity of many bottlings allows them to stand up nicely to richer sauces or fatty dishes, while also complementing lighter foods like sushi, seafood or soft cheeses.
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Last Updated: July 12, 2023