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

Zaglia NV Rosis Vino Spumante Brut Rose Merlot
92 points
$22
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed dried peach and cherry, caramelized spiced apple and pear, lemon curd pastry, and white blossoms with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, long finish imparting accents of citrus salad and green apple and pear with fine, fruit tannins. A delightfully fruity and mouthwatering sparkler that provides instant gratification with every sip.
Lawer Estates NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine California
90 points
$25
Light coral orange color. Aromas of flint, baked cherries, roasted marshmallow, pecan, watermelon, and fresh radish with a fizzy, medium-full body and a medium-long strawberry, lemongrass, and bay leaf finish. A nice balance of fruity and savory characters make this a Sparkling Rosé sure to pair with many foods.
Cuvage 2017 Rosé Brut Nebbiolo dAlba DOC
89 points
$40
Medium pink coral color. Elegant aromas of white strawberry, fresh raspberry, red apple skin, marjoram, and fresh thyme with a supple, racy, bubbly, dry light body and a sleek, interesting, buoyant lemon peel, violet petal, raspberry preserves, and clementine finish with fine tannins and no oak flavor. Full of energetic bubbles; a serious and dry Sparkling Rosé that delivers both charm and fun.
Cuvage 2016 Rosé Brut Nebbiolo
89 points
$33.99
Bright silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of rose hip jam, raspberry jelly, violet flowers, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a polished, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of lemon curd and rose petals. A friendly, pretty Brut Rosé sparkler that tickles the palate and will delight Nebbiolo lovers.
89 points $33.99
Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Rosé Pinot Noir
88 points
$19
Pink color. Aromas and flavors of spicy cherry preserves and strawberry yogurt with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, medium body and a smooth, refreshing, breezy finish evoking notes of raspberry and lychee with no oak flavor. A tangy, quenching Rose sparkler.
AvinoDos 2020 Method Champenoise Brut Rose Pinot Noir
88 points
$38
Pink color. Aromas of bergamot, black tea, clementine, and rose hips with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long watermelon, thyme, strawberry, and rhubarb finish. Strawberry and rhubarb flavors make this a surprisingly refreshing wine.
Don Rodolfo NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Mendoza
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Amber salmon color. Fruity aromas and flavors of yeasty berry danish, lemon curd, and green apple with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a polished, engaging, long finish with notes of fruit salad, tapioca, and pomegranate chutney with no oak flavor. A fun, fruity bubbly that will liven up a party or meal.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $11 Best Buy
Sidewood 2014 Isabella Rosé Sparkling Wine Adelaide Hills
88 points
$30
Old gold color. Aromas of buttery croutons, granny smith apple vinaigrette, and lemon spritzed omelet with fresh herbs with a supple, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length toasted slivered almonds and poached apricot finish with fruit tannins. A zingy, distinctive sparkler that’s wild and free.
Byington 2018 Sparkling Rosé Wine Santa Cruz Mountains
87 points
$54
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of sliced strawberries, candied ginger, hints of pastry cream, and slivered almonds with a satiny, tart, finely carbonated, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of white watermelon, lime, underripe strawberry, thyme, and minerals with a suggestion of oak flavor. Scintillating acidity and fresh flavors lend this wine to cellaring; unveil its full potential after several years.
Rubus NV Brut Rosé France
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, lemon souffle, and sourdough pastry with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish that shows notes of sour cherry shrub. A crisp and refreshing sparkler for toasts and the table.
86 points $12 Best Buy