The Global Rosé Masters 2020: results and highlights

Best value sparkling rosé (tank method): Rosa di Gemina

Producer: Bortoluzzi
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Grigio DOC Delle Venezie
Vintage: 2019
Residual sugar level: Brut (8g/l)
Colour: Pale salmon pink
Medal: Silver in the Global Rosé Masters 2020
Price: Under £10

In my view, inexpensive pink fizz should be fresh, fruity, soft and refreshing, which may sound like an obvious set of requirements, but is rare to find. But Bortoluzzi has cracked it with the Rosa di Gemina pink Pinot Grigio DOC Delle Venezie, which has a pretty pale salmon pink appearance, masses of sweet pear and crushed strawberry flavours, a gently frothy fizz, and a bright apple-like finish, giving a dry sensation following all that juicy fruit. If you are looking for an affordable fun sparkling, then this represents a great option.