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
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.
Champagne Lallier NV Grand Rosé Brut Champagne
95 points
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
A rich and powerfully delicious Rose Champagne that hits all the high notes.
G.H. Mumm NV Grand Cordon Brut Rosé Champagne
93 points
Beautiful red fruit envelopes the nose and palate from the first sip; well structured, refreshing, and delicious at every turn.
Perrier-Jouët NV Blason Rosé Champagne
93 points
A positively delicious menagerie of red berries on the palate with crisp acidity and just a touch of sweetness to pull it all together; it's hard to go wrong with Champagne, and this is a terrific example of why.