About Sparkling Sweet Wine

About Sparkling Sweet Wine
Sparkling Dessert Wines are effervescent sweet fruity wines with residual sugar levels of 5% brix or higher that are not from established sparkling dessert wine categories like Italian Moscato d' Asti or Canadian Sparkling Ice Wines. American examples are usually made with a variety of muscat grapes, labeled as 'Moscato", and may include other natural flavors like citrus or berries.

Top Picks for Sparkling Sweet Wine

St. Clair Winery 2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine New Mexico
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw green color. Sweet aromas and flavors of honeycomb, orange blossom, peach slushie, and lilac with a satiny, vibrant, fizzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish with accents of ginger ale and lemon cordial with no oak flavor. A tasty, bubbly quaffer with sweet fruit and floral aromas; a solid choice for Moscato drinkers.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Spumante Moscato
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of chamomile tea with honey, sliced peaches, sweet melon, and honeycrisp apple with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish. A juicy and refreshing sweet Moscato pleaser.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly White Sparkling Wine New Mexico
85 points
$14
White gold color. Aromas of leafy honeysuckle vine, yeasty lemon soda bread, peach, mango, and bloomy cheese rind with a supple, crisp, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long spiced apples, lemon verbena, and watermelon finish with no oak flavor. A vivacious and well-balanced sweet sparkler with great poise and acidity.
Wifey NV Sweet Cuvée Italy
85 points
$21
Pale golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach blossom, nectarine, and lilac with a satiny, racy, bubbly, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish that exhibits notes of pear, lemon and lime, beeswax, wet stone, lavender, and macintosh apples with no oak flavor. An orchard-fruit driven, crisp and fizzy wine for brunch, patios, and beyond.
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pink Moscato California
85 points
$9.99
Amber salmon color. Aromas of honeycomb, orange flower water, and sliced sugared strawberries with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy finish. Moscato fans will be drawn to this sweet sparkler.
85 points $9.99
Stella Rosa NV Black Cherry Flavored Wine Piedmont
84 points
$16
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry cordial and shirley temple cocktail with a satiny, tangy, sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish. A fun cherry soda-like wine.
St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Pink Sparkling Wine New Mexico
84 points
$14
Silvery amber color. Fruity, confected aromas and flavors of watermelon sorbet, honeyed cherries and currants, cherry blossoms, and hay with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-long finish with suggestions of berry skins and seeds, aloe, and herbal tea with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nicely balanced sweet sparkling wine with a twist of herbs.
DH Lescombes 2019 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine New Mexico
84 points
$17
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas of floral essence, overripe peach, guava, and herbs with a supple, lively, fizzy, very sweet medium body and a tingling, perplexing, snappy peach flavor and lemon verbena finish with no oak flavor. A sweet fizzy sipper; try in a cocktail.
Psecco NV Rosé Sparkling Wine Italy
84 points
$10
Silvery amber color. Aromas of apricot jam and strawberry handpie with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet light body and a silky, brisk cherry sorbet finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, bubbly pleaser for your sweet tooth.
St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Red Sparkling Wine New Mexico
83 points
$14
Dull light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of berry, hibiscus, marigold, apple, and rice pudding with a supple, bright, spritzy, fruity sweet medium body and an even, compelling, medium-long finish displaying notes of cherry fruit leather, herbal lozenge, and earl grey tea. A nice tangy berry-flavored sweet wine with balance and snappiness.