French wine brand Piat d'Or is launching a Sparkling Rosé in time for the summer.

Grapes for this rosé are sourced from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France, including Carignan, Cinsault and Grenache varieties.

The variant, which will be available to the trade from this month, will be priced at £6.49.

Jenny Wallace, brand manager for Piat d'Or said: "Consumer perception of Piat d'Or is of a feminine and stylish brand, making Sparkling Rosé an obvious addition."

The sparkling rosé category has been growing at 99% each year by value [ACNielsen, MAT September 2005].