Still searching for a great gift for Mom? Why not pick up a beautiful bottle of sparkling rosé for Mother’s Day brunch? Grab a dozen of pink roses too and your mom will feel like a princess on her special day.
Rosé is such a fabulous “bridge” wine. It works with many types of cuisine from omelettes to picnic fare to seafood. It is my go-to brunch wine and the perfect sipper for just about any occasion.
To make it extra special for mom, buy a metallic sharpie and sign the bottle with a special note to create a keepsake for your mom to treasure.
Here are my top 5 sparkling rosé suggestions for Mother’s Day:
Winemaker’s Notes: The wine has a luminous color with attractive pink glints. The nose is generous and elegant, with initial aromas of fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry, cherry, blackberry), leading to biscuity notes of dried fruits and Viennese pastries (almonds, apricots and brioche).
Wine Spectator, 90 Points – “Fresh and creamy in texture, this offers a lightly smoky overtone to the flavors of strawberry tart, pastry cream, grated coconut and ground spice.” SRP: $65-$70
Wine Spectator, 90 Points – “This subtle rosé is notable more for balance and fine texture than the quiet flavor profile of ripe currant and berry fruit, candied kumquat, biscuit and ginger. A note of smoke-tinged minerality chimes in on the finish.” SRP: $60
Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points – “Year after year, this is a fantastic rosé sparkler that can be served at informal and formal occasions alike. There’s a yeasty note of baked bread followed by rose petal, stone fruit and wild berry scents. The wine (60% Pinot Nero and 40% Chardonnay) is creamy and rich on the palate.” SRP: $35
Wine Spectator, 90 Points – “As delicate and pretty as a flower petal, this blush offers crisp and supple notes of raspberry, orange peel and spiced cinnamon.” SRP: $35
Wine Spectator, 92 Points – “Sleek and rich, with floral strawberry and sugar cookie aromas and elegant, layered citrus, tart cherry and mineral flavors that linger toward a vibrant, lightly spicy finish.” SRP: $30
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