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

R. Stuart NV Rosé dOr Sparkling Willamette Valley
92 points
$50
Pale amber color. Aromas of cherry mostarda, melon, lemon curd, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long lingonberry tart, candied citrus peel, pressed flowers, and herbs finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A robust and character rich rose sparkler that will be fun to pair with.
Cuvage NV Brut Sparkling Rosé Nebbiolo
91 points
$39.99
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
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
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.
Schlumberger 2017 Brut Rosé Austria
88 points
$27.99
Amber beige color. Aromas of dried apricot and raspberry with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length grilled white peach, mango lassi, strawberry granola, allspice, and lime zest finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp, refreshing sparkler with sophisticated notes of apricot and spice.
88 points $27.99
Le Grand Courtâge NV Grand Cuvée Brut Sparkling Rosé France
87 points
$18.99
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
Le Grand Noir NV Sparkling Brut Rosé France
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Steely amber color. Aromas of golden apple, navel orange, heirloom tomato, strawberry tops, and pickled watermelon with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry light body and a medium-length ground nuts, strawberry jelly, and graphite finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy rose sparkler that refreshes.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Yes Way Rose NV Sparkling Brut Rosé France
84 points
$14
Amber color. Aromas of sesame honey candies, fallen apple, sultanas, toast, candied orange peel, and crystalized ginger with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry light body and a smooth, medium-length apricot preserves and ground almonds finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fun bubbly French sparkler for casual celebrations.
Days of Youth NV The Diver Sparkling Brut Rosé California
82 points
$15
Pink color. Aromas of panettone and raisins with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, stimulating, medium-length dried strawberry and raspberry muffin finish. A full-bodied rose sparkler with rich notes of fruit cake and funky nuance.