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

Le Chemin Du Roi NV Brut Rosé Champagne
94 points
$299
Rich salmon orange color. Toasty aromas and flavors of dark brioche, dried citrus, and roasted nuts and sesame with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, nuanced, very long finish with notes of reduced lemon and minerals with fine, silky, fruit tannins. A rich and powerfully delicious Rose Champagne that hits all the high notes.
Jacques Bardelot NV Brut Rosé Champagne
90 points
$34
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of macerated strawberries, black plum, persimmon, tamarind, and rhubarb with a supple, lively, bubbly, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish with notes of cherry eau-de-vie, fresh raspberries, brioche toast, and toasted sunflower seeds with fine, well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A bold Rosé Champagne that has you covered for lazy weekend lunches.
Champagne Lallier NV Grand Rosé Brut Champagne
87 points
$69
Dark silvery pink color. Attractive, creamy aromas and flavors of honeyed panettone, pineapple custard pie, and strawberry shortcake with mint with a supple, bright, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of creme brulee with raspberries and pickled watermelon rind with no oak flavor. A solid, creamy Rose Champagne with a nice gliding texture and piquant fruit.
Louis Morette NV Grande Reserve Brut Rose Champagne
87 points
$40
Amber salmon color. Aromas and flavors of figs with honey, dates, and toffee-covered nuts with a silky, crisp, effervescent, dry medium body and an even, refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of strawberry coulis and creme fraiche with no oak flavor. Mature notes of dried fruit and nuts star in this dry, food-friendly Champagne.