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

Cuvage NV Brut Sparkling Rosé Nebbiolo
91 points
Topaz gray color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe cantaloupe, orange chiffon, rose hips, and toasted almond pastry with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish manifesting notes of fennel seed, tarragon, and pickled peach. A divine Nebbiolo Brut Rose sparkler that will pair effortlessly with hors d’ouevres and delight your guests.
91 points $39.99
Lawer Estates NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine California
90 points
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
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
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
Don Rodolfo NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Mendoza
88 points
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
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
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.
Le Grand Courtâge NV Grand Cuvée Brut Sparkling Rosé France
87 points
Steely pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of sugared strawberries, lemon custard, honeyed biscuit, and toasty croissant with a crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, breezy finish displaying impressions of honeydew melon and apple tart with no oak flavor. A friendly rose sparkler.
87 points $18.99
Angels & Cowboys NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine California
86 points
Salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry pastry, vanilla, and tart raspberry with a lean, crisp, bubbly, dry light body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of peach jam on brioche and tart strawberry with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A strawberries and cream California sparkler with a lifted citrus finish.
Champs De Rosé NV  Other
85 points
Topaz gray color. Aromas of dried strawberries, peach, forest berry tea, and lime with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length watermelon, hints of jasmine, and almond cookies finish with no oak flavor. A tasty dry sparkler a pleasantly restrained sense of fruitiness; a rock solid weeknight Brut Rose.