15 Sparkling Wines and Rosés for Springtime Drinking

These wines will make for enjoyable drinking as the weather warms up


Enjoy these springtime sparkling wines and rosés.

Just in time for spring, we’ve collected a batch of seasonally appropriate wines, including some higher-end, mainly single-vineyard proseccos and a collection of rosés from regions ranging from Provence to Hawke’s Bay to the Russian River Valley.   

Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry ($14). Well-structured, with enjoyable fruit and flavors of honey and straw.

Adriano Adami Bosco di Gica Valdobbiadene Prosecco Brut ($18). Quite elegant, with toasty notes and savory tannins.

Villa Sandi Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore ($19). Nice edginess, with some savory herbal notes; crisp but still fruity.

Dopff & Irion Crémant d’Alsace Rosé Brut ($20). Lots of apples and minerality; tangy and long on the palate.

Adriano Adami Col Credas Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore ($22). Champagne-like, with lots of minerality and tangy acidity.

Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze Dry ($33). Very elegant, with candied flavors and some orangey citrus in the finish.

Bisol Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze Dry ($41). Entrancing violets and candied fruitiness with a touch of creamy sweetness.

Josh Cellars California Rosé 2016 ($14). Very, very light, with flavors of strawberries and rose petals.

Domaine de Cala Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2016 ($15). Lovely fragrance; lightly unctuous, quite enjoyable.

The Bachelorette “The Final Rose” California Rosé 2016 ($16). Lots of flavorful candied cherries; full-bodied, somewhat sweet.

Château de la Chaize Brouilly Rosé 2015 ($16). Long, lingering flavors of fresh cherries and strawberries.

Kim Crawford Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2015 ($16). Lush strawberry with lots of green, herbal flavors.

Isabel Mondavi California Rosé 2016 ($19). Light and elegant — a breeze on the palate — with good acidity and minerality.

Domaine de Cala “Prestige” Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2016 ($24). Good minerality, with a light, tangy citrus character; less fruitiness than the regular version. (Note: The fact that this is the Prestige bottling is indicated only by three red dots on the label.)


Inman “Endless Crush” Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016 ($24). Nice, full fruitiness of cherries and strawberries; long on the palate.