The sound of bubbles popping in the morning likely means a celebratory brunch is in order. Or it's a regular Sunday with a little extra jazz. There really is no better pairing for your crispy bacon and eggs than a Champagne flute filled to the brim with a mimosa. The dry, textured bubbles pair beautifully with the tart and sweet orange juice to make a punchy spritz that is oh-so-very drinkable. While a mimosa is technically made with Champagne, any bottle of sparkling wine that suits you will make a great cocktail. Whether you are looking for reasonably-priced bubbles or grower Champagne, the perfect bottle awaits.
Best Champagne for Mimosas by Budget
Want a quick recommendation based on price range? These three are your best for a budget, a splurge, or getting a great value for your money.
- Best Budget: Gruet Brut
- Best Splurge: Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clémence Vrigny Extra Brut Champagne Premier Cru NV
- Best Value: R. Dumont & Fils Brut Tradition Champagne NV
Best Budget: Gruet Brut
The French family has created this full-bodied bubbly in the traditional méthod Champenoise in southwestern New Mexico. Gruet Brut is a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir full of tropical fruit aromas paired with herbaceous notes, green apple, lime zest, and grapefruit. A richly-textured wine that's the perfect match with some pulpy orange juice, it's a steal at around $18, so pick up bottle and grab that carton of extra pulpy OJ.
Best Splurge: Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clémence Vrigny Extra Brut Champagne Premier Cru NV
The crème de la crème, Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clémence Vrigny Extra Brut Champagne Premier Cru NV is organic and 100% meunier. This seventh-generation family affair has been making wine since 1789! Only the flavors reflect this quality, as you can snag a bottle for only $33. This Champagne is complex with rich texture, crisp acidity, and layers of orange peel, ripe apricot, brown sugar, cake, lemon curd, and lime. Paired with fresh pressed orange juice, you'll have yourself a cocktail to remember.
Best Value: R. Dumont & Fils Brut Tradition Champagne NV
Sustainably farmed and estate-bottled, R. Dumont & Fils Brut Tradition Champagne NV is a rich and balanced Champagne with flavors that accompany orange juice beautifully. Notes of ripe apple, pear, sourdough, almond and honeycomb come through while the dry, delicate bubbles linger. Feel good with $30 purchase in your support of sustainability.
More Great Champagnes for Mimosas
The best Champagnes for mimosas are tasty and bubbly but can stand up well to orange juice. You'll want a Champagne you'd enjoy drinking by itself, but not one so fine and expensive it would be a shame to add juice to it.
Langlois-Chateau Crémant de Loire NV
Owned by renowned Champagne house Bollinger, this Crémant de Loire is made in the méthode Champenoise, yet, it is much more affordable than a true French Champagne. Aromas of peach skin, quince and grapefruit lead into delicate bubbles full of green apple, pear, brioche, and wet stone. Rounded and juicy with good acidity, this crémant is the perfect pairing with some fresh-squeezed orange juice. Snag a bottle of Langlois-Chateau Crémant de Loire for just $25, and don't forget to grab orange juice!
R.H. Coutier Grand Cru Champagne NV
This grand cru, non-vintage Champagne is a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay from the village of Ambonnay, in the heart of Champagne. Grown and bottled on the estate, this is an absolute delight with crisp apple and rich lees on the palate. The textured bubbles of this wine will change your mimosa game forever. Grab your phone, pick up a bottle of R.H. Coutier Grand Cru Champagne NV for $50, and set a brunch date with your friends.
Montinore Estate 'Vivace'
Montinore Estate Vivace is an organic blend of gewürztraminer, müller-thurgau, pinot gris, and riesling from the Willamette Valley, Oregon that's full of flavor. A beautifully fragrant nose of orange blossom, lime, lemon, honey and ginger lead into a vibrant palate of ripe melon, candied orange peel, and juicy orchard apple. Ever so slightly off-dry, this bottle of bubbles is perfect for making a mimosa on the sweeter side, and it's a bargain for just $20.
La Ferme du Vert, L'Angelou Blanc
This biodynamic pet-nat from southwest France is vibrant with juicy peach, ripe melon, toasted almond, and honeycomb. Fizzy, dry, and a beautiful hue of gold, these are fun bubbles to make a mimosa that you'll want to keep sipping. Luckily, La Ferm du Vert L'Angelou Blanc will quench your thirst for only $24.
The Best Bubbly Mimosa
Whichever bottle fits the occasion, be sure to chill it and pair it with a quality orange juice for a mouthwatering mimosa that you'll want to sip on all day long. Grab those glasses and get pouring!