About Champagne Brut Rose

About Champagne Brut Rose
Although Rosé Champagne accounts for little more than 10% of overall Champagne production, it is arguably the trendiest style of Champagne. While a definition of Rosé Champagne (all are made in a Brut style with lower dosage) is difficult, what every rosé Champagne has in common is its color, ranging from pale salmon and copper to bright pink.

Rosé Champagnes are made by one of two processes: either assemblage, where still red wine is added to the Champagne or by the saignée (literally “bleeding”) where the color of the Champagne is derived from skin contact. Rosés can be made from 100% red grapes –Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier or can even be primarily Chardonnay; thus there are many different styles. As red grapes add more weight to the wine, rosé Champagnes are better suited to pairing with meat and game.

Top Picks for Champagne Brut Rose

Champagne Devaux NV Cuvée Rosée Champagne
93 points
$52
Amber salmon color. Earthy aromas of cantaloupe, marinated shitake mushrooms, licorice, dried fig, and autumn leaves with a round, lively, finely carbonated, dry medium body and an even, amusing, medium-long passion fruit, yogurt with marinated strawberry, and dried lavender finish with light oak flavor. A crispy and stylish Champagne that will pair with most anything.
Champagne Devaux NV D Rosé Champagne
88 points
$72
Amber salmon color. Aromas of toffee-covered dried orange and strawberry-rose jam on a fresh croissant with a round, lively, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long salted peach, honey roasted macadamia nut, cinnamon, and cranberry tart finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit-forward Champagne with distinctive notes of rich toffee.
Veuve Monsigny NV  Brut Rosé Champagne
85 points
$19.99
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of parchment, brie, lingonberry, nori, watermelon rind, brioche with condensed milk, and gooseberry with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish with shades of toasted pine nuts, rice pudding, and breakfast radish with papery tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A crispy sparkler that makes a nice aperitif.
85 points $19.99