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The 7 Best Sparkling Wines for Mimosas in 2021

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Tart, tangy, and laden with fizz—what more could one ask for from a brunch cocktail? It’s no surprise that Mimosas have long been the quintessential choice for midday weekend sipping. When it comes to mixing up the brunch favorite at home, seeking out a quality bottle of bubbles is still key. In other words, just because you’re adding a splash of juice to your wine doesn’t mean that the standard of your bubbles should go down, and while we do condone seeking out well-made wines, finding good value is also non-negotiable. 

Our industry experts have chosen their top picks for Mimosa-destined bubbles, no matter what your choice of entrée may be. Grab your flutes and get ready for some delicious mid-day drinks.

Here, the best sparkling wines for Mimosas.

Best Overall: Bisol Crede Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore

Bisol Crede Prosecco Superiore 2016

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  • Region: Veneto, Italy
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes: Orange Blossom, Peach, White Flowers

After scouring high and low, we’ve found that Bisol’s Crede Prosecco Superiore provides the best QPR (quality-to-price) ratio when it comes to wine for brunch cocktails. Produced in Veneto’s ‘Grand Cru’ grape-growing region, this top-notch prosecco jumps with fresh flavors of orange blossoms, peaches, juicy apples, and white flowers. Be sure to taste solo to really experience the great quality this bottle provides! 

“Prosecco is made with the glera grape, which is fresh, fruity, light-bodied, and made in the Charmat method, which preserves the classic characteristics of the glera grape,” explains Enore Ceola, CEO of Freixenet Mionetto USA. “These are two key reasons that make prosecco the ideal sparkling wine for a great mimosa.”

Best Budget: Codorníu Cava Clasico Brut N.V.

Codorniu Clasico Cava Brut

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  • Region: Catalonia, Spain
  • ABV: 11.5%
  • Tasting Notes: Apple, Citrus Rind, Honey

At just under $10 a pop, we can’t imagine a better budget option than Codorniu Cava for Mimosas at home. Crafted in the heart of Catalonia, this wallet-friendly wine is loaded with notes of green apples, citrus rind and honey. This is one of the best bottles of bubbles for the price out there.

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Best Brut: Gruet Brut NV

Gruet Brut NV

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  • Region: New Mexico, USA
  • ABV: 12%
  • Tasting Notes: Pear Skin, Baked Bread, Honey

Sparkling wine produced in the heart of New Mexico? You bet. Originally from the Champagne region, the Gruet family founded this southwestern estate in 1984 after discovering its potential for high-quality wines during a family trip. Expect flavors of pear skin, fresh-baked bread, yeast and honey. Affordable, homegrown, and easy to find? Count us in.

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Best Easy-to-Find: Mionetto Prestige Collection Brut NV

Mionetto Prosecco Brut

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  • Region: Veneto, Italy
  • ABV: 11%
  • Tasting Notes: Citrus, Honeysuckle, White Peach

In a pinch and looking for something easy to find? Mionetto’s Prestige Collection Brut’s got your back. Crafted in Italy’s Veneto region, this accessible bubbly offers notes of bright citrus and honeysuckle and finishes dry. “Mionetto Prestige Collection Brut is one of the driest proseccos on the market, which complements the sweetness of the orange juice so you end up with a perfectly balanced Mimosa. Imagine mixing a sweet juice with an overly sweet prosecco?” ponders Ceola. “When you pair Mionetto with your chosen freshly-squeezed juice, you will have an incredibly refreshing and flavorful [beverage] every time.”

Ceola notes that Mionetto is so ideal for mimosas, that the brand created their very own MioMosa. “Mio in Italian means My, so it’s a personalized mimosa made your way with Mionetto and your fresh-squeezed juice of choice. Traditional orange juice is delightful, but feel free to be creative and opt for pineapple, cranberry, or even pomegranate juice,” he says.

Best for Brunch: Raventos i Blanc Blanc de Blancs Brut

Raventos i Blanc Blanc de Blanc 2017

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  • Region: Catalonia, Spain
  • ABV: 11.8%
  • Tasting Notes: Green Apple, Lemon Cream, Brioche

You know those long-winded brunches where the juice runs out, then the extra bottles find their way onto the table? Raventos i Blanc’s Blanc de Blancs cuvée is the perfect wine for this scenario. Affordable enough to mix into cocktails, yet incredibly delicious on its own, we promise you’ll be more than pleased to let this bottle linger around. Expect flavors of green apple, lemon cream, and brioche to lead to a clean, palate-cleansing finish.

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Best Crémant: Clotilde Davenne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Extra

Clotilde Davenne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Extra

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  • Region: Burgundy, France
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes: Apple Blossom, Acacia, Buttered Toast

Looking for Champagne quality without the hefty price tag? Enter France’s budget-friendly solution, crémants. Produced in the same method used to make Champagne, these delicious bubbles are crafted all over France from a selection of grape varieties. In this instance, Clotilde Davenne creates her méthode traditionelle bottling from a 60/40 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, respectively, and spends an impressive 18 months on the lees. Notes of apple blossoms, acacia flowers, buttered toast, and yeast jump from the wine’s thirst-quenching palate. Definitely save a pour of this to enjoy solo.

Best Non-Alcoholic: Freixenet Sparkling Alcohol-Removed Wine

Freixenet Sparkling Alcohol Removed

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  • Region: Catalonia, Spain
  • ABV: 0 - 0.5%
  • Tasting Notes: Citrus, Pineapple, Underripe Peach

Sometimes it's just one of those mornings you need a booze-free brunch. In this case, looking to Freixenet’s new line of alcohol-removed sparkling wines is key. Produced in both white and rosé formats, these alcohol-free bubbles are perfect for enjoying the taste of true sparkling wine without experiencing the after-effects of booze. Expect fruit-forward flavors of citrus, pineapple, and underripe peach.

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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 Wine-Searcher, VinePair and more. Denig is also the Content Manager for Verve Wine, a bi-coastal retail operation (New York & San Francisco).

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