Ten of the world’s best sparkling rosés

3. Champagne Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve

charles-heidsieck-rosePrice: £55
From: Champagne, France
Lees-ageing time: 4 years
Medal: Gold (Champagne Masters, 2015)

Few Champagne houses make better fizz than Charles Heidsieck, and its rosé is no exception. Due to the producer’s decision to age its wines for long periods on their lees, the pink fizz isn’t dominated by youthful berry fruit but delivers delicious bready and nutty characters, along with a slightly smoky finish. It’s a rich style of pink fizz that would pair well with food, but also has plenty of mouth-cleansing freshness – so you could happily sip it on its own.

2 Responses to “Ten of the world’s best sparkling rosés”

  1. karen says:

    not one rose from Spain. What a shame. You guys really don’t know what your doing.

  2. Duncan says:

    I am with Karen’s comment above… Not one Sparkling Rose from California, either???
    Come on!
    (The missing representations from Spain/Cava, California and Australia make this a highly subjective assessment.)

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