Best Sparkling Wines under $25

Best Sparkling wines under $25 in Australia 

Angelica Nohra

Wine Importer | Wine List Consultant | Speaker   

Nothing makes me happier than bubbles. I love drinking bubbles when I'm happy, when I'm celebrating, when I'm sad, when I've won, when I've lost, when it's cold and when it's hot....bubbles always add value to my life. However; I can't afford to be drinking Champagne everyday... I mean, it would be nice but with Sydney rental prices, sometimes we need to be a little more frugal.

Here are my favourite sparkling wines under $25 so you can enjoy bubbles (almost) everyday. 

Calappiano Prosecco Extra Dry DOC 
How Italian's wanted Prosecco to taste. Slightly sweet on entry with a dry finish. Well balanced with a fun, persistent perlage. 

Calappiano Pinot Noir Rosé Sparkling 
There is only one thing other than bubbles that makes me happy and that's rosé. Mix bubbles AND rosé and I'm a very happy girl. Whenever I have a Saturday afternoon barbeque at my place, I start with Calappiano Pinot Noir Sparkling. It's fresh and fruity without being sweet and it's a good wine to enjoy BEFORE we start drinking. 

Spanish Story Cava DO
I think once people realise Cava is method traditional like Champagne but for an eighth of the price, Cava will get it's day in the sunshine. Prosecco is hot right now in Australia but with a little more education, Cava consumption will rise drastically. Why? Just like Champagne, it takes at least 2 years before Cava is disgorged and ready for public consumption. I really like Spanish Story because it's textbook Cava and a great way to educate people on what Cava is. It's made from Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada. The nose is powerful and fine, highlighting fruit aromas with ageing refinements. On the palate it is fresh, and persistent, with a fruity aftertaste, round and broad due to the ageing in bottle. Give it a go!

Gratien & Meyer Cremant De Loire Blanc Brut - Approx $23
A good, cheap alternative to Champagne is Cremant de Loire and to me, this is one of the best value on the market right now. A blend of 50 % C
henin Blanc, 40% Chardonnay and 10% Cabernet Franc, it has an intense nose of honey, citrus and white flowers and it fruity, fresh and crisp. You can find this is in any decent bottle shop and if you can't find this exact brand, look for other Cremants from the Loire, they are exceptional value for money. 

Chateau Tanunda Blanc de Blancs NV - Depends on the store but I've seen it sold under $20!
This iconic, Australian brand never disappoints. This blanc de blancs spends 24 months on lees and the fruit hails from the high altitude region of the Eden Valley. It bursts with aromas and flavours of apple pie, lemon and a hint of toast, nougat and spice. It finishes with a rich, clean finish. Dry and an excellent alternative to Champagne. 

I'm always keen on getting feedback of what YOU think are the best sparkling wines under $25. Let me know below! 

Try some of the wines mentioned above now! 

Calappiano Prosecco Extra Dry DOC  

Beauty, taste and style perfectly melt together within the Pinot Noir Rosé 18K while creating a dreamy atmosphere.

Charming and seductive with its beautiful pink bottle, it is ideal for framing the most romantic moments or for a fine cocktail.

Calappiano Pinot Noir Rosé Sparkling 

Fresh, clean flavour, with a perfect balance between the acidulous and sugary elements. Persistent on the palate with a soft, mouthfilling fizziness. Superb when served before any meal as an aperitif, for better valuing the delicate, mouthfilling aroma of its persisting bubbles. 

Spanish Story Cava DO 

First impression: Nice, powerful and fine, highlighting fruit aromas with ageing refinements.

On the palate it is nice, fresh, and persistent, with a fruity aftertaste, round and broad due to the ageing in bottle.

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