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

G.H. Mumm NV RSRV Rosé Foujita Brut Champagne
96 points
$85
Well balanced between fruit and baked flavors with complex acidity; a stunning, exceptional example of rosé Champagne that lingers on long after you are finished.
G.H. Mumm NV Grand Cordon Brut Rosé Champagne
95 points
$55
Simply delicious, and loaded with vibrant red fruit and balanced with refreshing citrus; a prudent host should have one of these chilled at all times for any unexpected occasion that might arise.
Champagne Lallier NV Grand Rosé Brut Champagne
95 points
$80
Delicious red berries, fresh ripe citrus notes and soft bubbles; bring this for summer afternoons on the boat.
Le Chemin Du Roi NV  Champagne
94 points
$299
A rich and powerfully delicious Rose Champagne that hits all the high notes.
Le Chemin Du Roi NV Brut Rosé Champagne
94 points
$299
A rich and powerfully delicious Rose Champagne that hits all the high notes.
Awards: 2022 Best Champagne Brut Rose
Perrier-Jouët NV Blason Rosé Champagne
90 points
$74
Pinot Noir forward with waves of fresh red berries and a refreshing citrus finish; this is a lovely sipper all alone with enough complexity to pair with foods.
Louis Morette NV Grande Reserve Brut Rose Champagne
87 points
$40
Mature notes of dried fruit and nuts star in this dry, food-friendly Champagne.