About Brut Rose

About 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 Brut Rose

Mumm Napa 2016 DVX Methode Traditionnelle Sparkling Rosé Napa Valley
93 points
$85
Excellent mousse and ripe red berries deftly balanced with autolysis and citrus tones; an excellent example of sparkling wine outside of Champagne.
Gruet NV Méthode Champenoise Brut Rosé New Mexico
92 points
$17
Best Buy
A very good wine with a complexity of tart orchard fruit and berries that exceeds expectations for sparkling wine from nontraditional regions.
92 points $17 Best Buy
Angels & Cowboys NV Methode Traditionnelle Brut Rose Sparkling Wine Sonoma County
92 points
$24
Rich flavors and soft bubbles enhance the pleasurable concentration of red bramble berries on the nose and palate.
1849 Wine NV Methode Traditionnelle Brut Rosé
92 points
$19
Best Buy
A zippy and fruity treat of a Rosé perfect for a patio visit with some friends.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 3 Sparkling Wine $20 and Under' Best Value French Brut Rose 2022 Top 2 Brut Rose
92 points $19 Best Buy
Zaglia NV Rosis Vino Spumante Brut Rose Merlot
92 points
$22
A delightfully fruity and mouthwatering sparkler that provides instant gratification with every sip.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Brut Rose
Rancho Coyote 2020 Play Bow Method Champenoise Sparkling Brut Rosé Pinot Noir
91 points
$40
A delicate sparkler with hints of red fruit and a breezy finish make this a perfect option to pour on bright summer days.
Gia Bella 2020 Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$34
A fascinating sparkling wine that will be versatile for a range of cuisine pairings.
R. Stuart NV Method Champenoise Bubbly Rosé Willamette Valley
89 points
$40
With bright fruit flavors and a light herbal note that lingers on the palate, this is a great way to start the weekend.
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Rosé California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
A lovely pour redolent of strawberry from nose to palate with a light interplay of other red fruits and flowers.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Trius NV Brut Rosé Methode Traditionelle Niagara Peninsula VQA
88 points
$22
A beautiful Rosé with vibrant red fruit flavors and soft bubbles; sure to be a hit as a summer sipper.