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The 12 Best Rosé Champagnes to Drink in 2021

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No matter the situation, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Champagne—especially when it's pink. When produced at the hands of the right producers, rosé Champagne offers some of the most thought-provoking and delicious drinking experiences on the planet. However, in a sea of pink bubbles, knowing which corks to pop is key.

“The things that make rosé Champagne great are the same things that make all wine great: complex and engaging flavors and textures from great winemaking and farming,” says Lewis Kopman of New York’s Le Du’s Wines. Kopman reveals that he tends to enjoy rosé Champagne that is on the more structured, vinous side of things, with a slightly higher proportion of red wine in the blend.

Looking to dive in but not sure where to begin? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve narrowed down our favorite bottles of rosé Champagne (as well as enlisted the help of four industry professionals) to let us in on the region’s cream of the crop picks.

Best Overall: Savart Bulle de Rosé Brut Champagne Premier Cru

Savart Bulle de Rosé Brut Champagne Premier Cru

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Region: Écueil (Montagne de Reims), Champagne | ABV: 12.5% | Tasting Notes: Cranberries, Saline, Minerals

In the realm of rosé Champagne, Fred Savart’s Bulle de Rosé takes the cake. Produced from organic and biodynamically farmed fruit, this dazzling rosé Champagne oozes with flavors of cranberries, red currants, saline, and minerals. According to Fred, his winery is a “laboratory of terroirs” led by a “creator of cuvées.” No need to wait for a special occasion. This wine is a celebration in itself.

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Best Brut: Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne N.V.

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose

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Region: Mareuil-sur-Aÿ (Montagne de Reims), Champagne | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Strawberries, Baked apples, Biscuit

Billecart’s beloved rosé Champagne continues to capture the hearts of industry professionals and consumers alike and it’s no surprise why. Crafted from a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier, this thirst-quenching rosé Champagne jumps with notes of strawberries, baked apples, biscuit, and minerals. You really can’t go wrong here. 

Mathieu Roland-Billecart, CEO and 7th Generation of Champagne Billecart-Salmon, notes that Billecart makes their blended rosé Champagne by adding a small part of red wine to a traditional (white) Champagne blend. “Our white wine blend is chardonnay dominant, so as to maintain freshness, and our red wine comes only from old vine pinot noir to add fruitiness,” he says. Roland-Billecart notes that Billecart’s rosé Champagne is equally pleasing to both “wine aficionados and beginners in wine” who simply seek quality. 

“Our house is known to make cuvées that are defined for their finesse, elegance and balance, and we want the style to be respected for the brut rosé as well,” he says. Roland-Billecart recommends serving their rosé Champagne with sushi, pizza, or various types of red fruit desserts. 

Best Extra Brut: Gonet-Médeville Extra Brut Rosé Champagne Premier Cru

 Gonet-Médeville Extra Brut Rosé Champagne Premier Cru

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Region: Bisseuil (Vallée de la Marne), Champagne | ABV: 12.5% | Tasting Notes: Strawberries, Candied red fruits, Wet stones

This chardonnay-dominant (70%) rosé Champagne is weighty, dry, and undeniably delicious. Flavors of wild strawberries, candied red fruits, and wet stones dominate the wine’s zesty palate. 36 months of lees aging adds extra texture to this already complex wine. With just three grams of dosage, the wine’s essentially bone dry palate promises to satisfy rosé Champagne cravings across the board.

Best Under $50: Pierre Moncuit Brut Rosé Champagne Grand Cru 'Le Mesnil-sur-Oger' N.V.

Moncuit Brut Rosé Champagne Grand Cru

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Region: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger (Côte des Blancs), Champagne | ABV: 12.5% | Tasting Notes: Red fruit, Rose petals, Smoke

This stunning rosé Champagne offers one of the best quality-to-price ratio options on the market. Notes of red fruits, rose petals, and smoky rocks lead to a crisp and refreshing finish. When shopping at this price point, forget the big name brands and look to small grower-producers like this one for some incredible (and better-tasting) deals.

“For blended rosé Champagnes, I look for higher acidity and for it to be bright and mineral-driven,” says Tira Johnson of Brooklyn Wine Exchange. Johnson notes that she prefers this style with a lower dosage or no dosage at all, otherwise referred to as brut nature. [Note: Pierre Moncuit Brut Rosé Champagne is made from an 80/20 blend of chardonnay and pinot noir.]

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Best Under $75: Veuve Fourny & Fils Rosé Brut Premier Cru

Vve Fourny & Fils Brut Rosé Champagne Premier Cru

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Region: Vertus (Côte de Blancs), Champagne | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Raspberries, Citrus rind, Brioche

This smooth and straightforward rosé Champagne shows a gorgeous balance between fruit-driven flavors and bright acidity. Expect notes of raspberries, red currants, citrus rind, and brioche to flood the wine’s medium-bodied palate. For a creamy, well-integrated rosé Champagne, this is your answer.

Johnson recommends pairing lighter rosé Champagnes with french fries, fried chicken, potato chips, or “really anything fried.” Count us in.

Best Unique: Laherte Freres Rosé de Meunier Extra Brut Champagne

 Laherte Freres Rosé de Meunier Extra Brut Champagne

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Region: Côteaux Sud d'Epernay (between the Côte de Blancs and the Vallée de la Marne), Champagne | ABV: 12.5% | Tasting Notes: Sour cherries, Orange jam, Chalk 

In the realm of unique Champagnes, this bottle is most definitely the winner. Not only is this wine produced from organic and biodynamically-farmed fruit (although our list features a few, this is actually a rather rare feat in the region), it’s also crafted entirely from pinot meunier.

Notes of sour cherries, pink grapefruit, orange jam, and chalk lead to a harmonious finish. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—when it comes to Champagne, seek out value in small family producers like this one.

Best Splurge: Jacques Selosse Brut Rosé Champagne N.V.

Jacques Selosse Brut Rosé Champagne N.V.

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Region: Avize (Côte de Blancs), Champagne | ABV: 12.5% | Tasting Notes: Red fruit, Orange peel, Rose hips 

Rosé Champagne lovers know that Selosse Rosé is basically the holy grail of the category. Produced from a blend of chardonnay (approx. 90-94%) and pinot noir, this remarkable rosé Champagne is lively, exotic, and meticulously crafted.

Notes of red fruits, orange peel, rose hips, ginger, and wet limestone lead to a vivacious, persistent, and bone dry finish. This is the pinnacle of rosé Champagne.

Best Organic: Fleury Rosé de Saignée Brut Champagne

 Fleury Rosé de Saignée Brut Champagne

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Region: Courteron (Côtes de Bar), Champagne | ABV: 12.5% | Tasting Notes: Forest berries, White cherries, Flint

This delicious rosé Champagne is crafted entirely from organic and biodynamically-farmed fruit in the heart of the Côtes de Bar. Full-bodied notes of forest berries, white cherries, and flint lead to a dry, refreshing finish. Whether happy hour, dinner with friends, or simply unwinding solo after a long day at work is the occasion, this bottle will do just fine. 

“[rosé Champagne produced via the saignée method] incorporates a maceration of red grapes, similar to how winemakers make still rosé,” explains Johnson. “This style can be wild, and those are the ones I seek out. I like the darker saignées that are rich in body, and have a touch of bitterness.” Johnson notes that saignées are great for pairing with richer dishes, versus assemblage styles, which are great for drinking on their own or with lighter dishes.

Best for Food Pairing: Laurent-Perrier Brut Cuvée Champagne Rosé N.V.

Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose

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Region: Tours-sur-Marne (Vallée de la Marne), Champagne | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Cherries, Red apple skin, Cream

Crafted in the Vallée de la Marne, this luscious rosé Champagne is one for the books. Expect notes of cherries, raspberry jam, red apple skin, and cream to dominate this salmon-hued wine’s energetic palate.

Michelle DeFeo, president of Laurent-Perrier USA, explains that unlike most rosé Champagnes that are produced from blends of white and red fruit, Laurent-Perrier’s Cuvée Rosé is crafted from 100% pinot noir. At LP, grapes are sourced from 100% Grand Cru villages in the Montagne de Reims and are specifically selected for this cuvée. 

“The wine’s rounded bottle pays homage to the 17th-century design,” explains DeFeo. “Today, it is not handblown, but it has an angled glass lip—an ode to where the bottle would have been removed from the glass pipe. The bottle also has LP emblazoned on the front, reflecting a time before paper labels.” De Feo recommends enjoying Laurent-Perrier’s versatile rosé Champagne with duck breast, fish tacos, or strong cheeses. 

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Best Kosher: Drappier Brut Rosé Champagne

Drappier Brut Rosé Champagne

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Region: Urville (Côte des Bar), Champagne | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Dried fruits, Red flower petals, Pear

This structured, well-balanced rosé Champagne is produced in the Côte des Bar, Champagne’s most southerly (and highly underrated) region. Notes of apple skin, dried fruits, red flower petals, and pear jump from the wine’s tense, bone dry palate. No dosage is added upon bottling. 

"For richer rosé Champagnes, I enjoy them with heartier dishes like tagine, curry, BBQ, or anything charred or smoked,” says Johnson.

Best for Gifting: Leclerc Briant Brut Rosé Champagne N.V.

Leclerc Briant Brut Rosé Champagne N.V.

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Region: Épernay, Champagne | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Red berries, Roses, Apricot 

This lighter-bodied, salmon-hued rosé Champagne is delicate, crowd-pleasing, and all things delicious. Notes of red berries, roses, pastry dough, and apricot jump from the wine’s well-balanced palate. For a gift that promises to please the masses, this bottle’s got your back. Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or simply celebrating the “little things.”

“I also really enjoy sushi with lighter rosé Champagnes,” says Johnson. “It really complements the delicate flavors.

Best for Happy Hour at Home: Lenoble Terroirs Brut Rosé Champagne

Lenoble Terroirs Brut Rosé Champagne

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Region: Damery (Côte des Blancs), Champagne | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Strawberries, Orange zest, Chalk

Produced in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, this flavor-packed rosé Champagne promises to instantly elevate post-work happy hours at home. Notes of strawberries, orange zest, apple, and chalk lead to a thirst-quenching finish. Pair with your favorite apéro snacks and get ready for a taste of the good life!

“Rosé Champagne can of course be a delicious toast or celebratory drink, but the best rosé Champagne experiences I've ever had are at the table,” says Kopman. “Aged rosé Champagne is one of the most complex and gustatory beverages on the planet—it almost helps you understand why they used to make sparkling grand cru Burgundy!”

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Vicki Denig is a wine and travel journalist based between New York and Paris. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators. Her work regularly appears on Liquor.com, Wine-Searcher, VinePair and more.

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