The Global Rosé Masters 2020: results and highlights

Best value sparkling rosé (traditional method): Louis Bouillot, Perle d’Or Rosé, 2015

Producer: Maison Louis Bouillot
Region: Bourgogne
Country: France
Grape(s): Chardonnay (46%), Pinot Noir (49%), Gamay (5%)
Vintage: 2015
Residual sugar: Brut (8g/l)
Medal: Gold – The Global Rosé Masters 2020
Price: £20-£30

Although this top pink sparkling expression from Crémant de Bourgogne’s Maison Louis Bouillot is not cheap, relative to top sparkling rosé from Champagne, it is outstanding value. It delivers so many of the hallmarks of great pink fizz, such as fine, soft bubbles, toast, fresh ripe fruits from red apple to melon and raspberry, followed by a dry chalky finish, along with a touch of creamy vanilla – some oak barrels were used in the winemaking. This is definitely the thinking person’s fine sparkling wine.