Last week I posted an article about sparkling wine, how it’s made, the characteristics and the different types. The world of sparkling wine is varied and diverse and there is a lot to take in! Putting together a list of good sparkling wines isn’t easy, especially when you do so with an eye on various price points. But today I wanted to share with you a set of sparkling wines I have tried and recommend.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Unless there’s a good reason why it matters, I’m not specifying many vintages. All wines do vary from year to year but generally, these are producers you can count on year after year.
- These are tiered by price but don’t let the tiers distract you too much. All of these wines are under $200, and the majority of them are from $10–$100.
- I tried to represent each major type of sparkling wine on this list so you will find Champagne, Crémant, Prosecco, Cava, Cap Classique, Franciacorta, and some of my favorite US wines.
- As you learned last week sparkling wine can be made from almost any still base wine, so the tastes will vary widely. I did try to include a few rosé sparklers here at different price points, because I know there are many of you with an affinity for those!
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Sparkling Wines Under $25
Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserve ($9)
Codorníu’s Brut Rosé Cava Anna ($15)
Side note – this makes a good baby girl baby gift!
Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne ($22)
Prosecco — Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut ($13)
Roederer Estate Brut NV ($23)
Graham Beck Brut Methode Cap Classique ($18)
Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut ($24)
Sparkling Wines Under $50
Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut 2013 ($40)
Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé ($29)
Piper Heidsieck Brut Cuvee ($50)
Roederer Estate l’Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley ($50)
Pol Roger Brut NV ($50)
Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige ($50)
Sparkling Wines Under $100
Ruinart Blanc des Blancs NV ($89)
Pierre Paillard Les Terres Bouzy Grand Cru Rose NV ($65)
Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee NV ($79)
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose NV ($80)
NV Charles Heidsieck Rosé Reserve ($80)
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2008 ($90)
Sparkling Wines Under $200
2005 Bollinger Grande Année ($150)
NV Krug Grande Cuvée ($210)
Dom Pérignon 2009 ($180)
This list is by no means comprehensive. We could drink a different sparkling wine every day for a year and not cover everything out there (and wouldn’t that be amazing?!) But, I’d love to hear if you have any other sparkling wines you absolutely love!
I have been waiting for this post! And I am glad to see you included several bottles under $25, thank you! I love sparkling wine and it’s nice to know you don’t have to spend a ton to get something good.
So true! Especially with things like Cava and Crémant, there are some great values out there! Cheers!
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