1.Bouvet Rosé Brut NV
$10.99 at Village Wine and Spirit, 486 Sixth Ave., nr. 12th St.; 212-255-0539.
Dry, crisp, and clean, with hints of fresh blackberry and cassis. Energetically effervescent, and a good value.
2.Korbel Rosé NV
$11.99 at Yorkshire Wine & Spirits, 1646 First Ave., nr. 85th St.; 212-717-5100.
The surprise of the tasting: Despite whiffs of bubble gum and watermelon candy, this oft-maligned brand was easy to drink. Perfect for parties.
3.Mionetto Sergio Rosé NV
$23.99 at Shawn Wines & Spirits, 141 Seventh Ave., nr. Carroll St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-622-7947.
Lower in alcohol than most other sparkling wines and packed with fruit, but not overly sweet. Delicious with berries or pungent, soft-ripened cheeses.
4.Gosset Champagne Grand Rosé NV
$62.99 at Crush Wine & Spirits, 153 E. 57th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-980-9463.
Aged in the bottle for a bit longer than most other sparkling pink potions, it boasts tiny bubbles and complex, multilayered flavors.
5.Montaudon Grande Rosé Brut NV
$29.99 at Columbus Circle Liquors, 1780 Broadway, nr. 57th St.; 212-247-0764.
This boutique producer may scrimp on the graphics, but the fizz is delicate and the red-fruit flavors finely etched.
6.Krug Rosé Multi-Vintage
$275 at Park Avenue Liquor Shop, 292 Madison Ave., nr. 41st St.; 212-685-2442.
The overall favorite, although at that price, not for mass consumption. Notes of warm brioche and strawberry make this complex but easy to enjoy. Every bit the equal of a vintage champagne.
7.Henriot Rosé Millésimé 1998
$79.95 at Sherry-Lehmann Wines & Spirits, 679 Madison Ave., nr. 61st St.; 212-838-7500.
The antithesis of fruity sparklers, this is an austere, tightly wound champagne with clear, distinct flavors and rapierlike acidity.
8.Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Diamant Rosé 1998
$134.95 at Sherry-Lehmann Wines & Spirits.
Full-bodied with a lusty, tart-ripe taste that suggests cherries on the other side of sour.
9. Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon Rosé 1995
$349.99 at Astor Wines & Spirits, 399 Lafayette St., at 4th St.; 212-674-7500.
With an array of scents and savors from buttered biscuits to spiced plums, it’s worth the velvet-rope price, but for savoring.