Having completed an extensive tasting of pink wines from right around the world, we bring you 10 fantastic value sparkling rosés, taking across the globe.
All the following recommendations hail from 2020’s Global Rosé Masters, a competition that sees all sources of pink wine judged side by side with only the most basic knowledge of style and cost.
The aim of the tasting is simple – find the best wines for the price. And because that’s the sole purpose of The Global Masters, we tend to unearth great samples from unlikely places, quite simply because the classic, benchmark wine-producing areas, while brilliant in terms of quality, don’t always offer the best value for money.
In each case, we believe it would be hard to find a better rival for the same price.
So, read on for our top-value pink sparkling wines, as well as some words on the independent, ‘blind’ tasting process that led to their medal rating.
Dominio Del Rey Vino Rosado (Rosé)
An attractive rose wine, colored with ripe redcurrant hues. Aromas of red fruits with good intensity. On the palate surprisingly aromatic and fresh with a long finish.
Matahiwi Estate Brut Rosé
Proving that New Zealand can play alongside Italy when it comes to affordable fruity pink fizz, this sparkling from Matahiwi Estate has plenty of ripe red berry fruits, frothy fizziness, and palate-cleansing apple and citrus characters too.
Louis Bouillot, Perle d’Aurore, Crémant de Bourgogne
If you love the combination of delicate fruit, chalky dryness, citrus freshness, and bready richness, but you can’t afford to purchase fine pink Champagne, then this Cremant de Bourgogne is a brilliant alternative. Ok, so it might not have the finesse of its more famous neighbor, but this salmon-colored sparkling rosé from Maison Louis Bouillot offers a fantastic value taste of traditional method fizz, with its creamy-textured bubbles, yeasty flavors, and pretty fruits, from white cherry to ripe apple.
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