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Champagne Brut Wines

Champagne Brut is dry, sparkling wine from the Champagne region of northern France. Champagne of any color can be brut, both the standard white and Rosé. It is made from the classic Champagne Blend (typically Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) but in theory can also include the four lesser-known Champagne varieties: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Petit Meslier and Arbane.

The French word brut translates roughly as 'raw', and in this sense it indicates a wine bottled in its natural, raw state – i.e. without a significant addition of sweetness (dosage). In practice, almost all brut Champagnes do receive a small addition of sweetness prior to final bottling. Nowadays, the terms "brut nature" and "zero dosage" are used to indicate champagnes with no dosage at all. See Brut Nature.

Rows of riddling racks in Champagne

The laws governing Champagne wine labels define brut wine as "containing less than 15 grams per liter of sugar". This same definition is reflected in E.U. law, and applies to sparkling wines from all European countries. In non-sparkling wines, which lack Champagne's sparkle and high acidity, this much sugar would leave the wine perceptibly sweet.

The brut style was pioneered by top-end Champagne house Perrier-Jouet in the mid-19th Century, originally for their extensive market in England. The 1846 vintage marked the beginning of a new era; in that year Perrier-Jouet took the brave decision not to add any sugar to their wines destined for the English market. Prior to this, Champagne had always been sweetened, but the drier, unsweetened style soon gained in popularity. Technically speaking, what Perrier-Jouet created would now be defined as Brut Nature.

In the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, dry, white, brut Champagne has become the default. It is now vastly more popular than sweeter styles such as Sec, Demi-Sec and Doux.

The other official Champagne sweetness levels:

To learn about Champagne history, and how Champagne is made, see Champagne.

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We found 1,680 wines produced in this region and all sub-regions, only the first 500 will be shown.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $202 6
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay - Pinot Noir $263 25
Krug Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $229 32
Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Gold Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $312 39
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $57 55
Moet & Chandon Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $54 56
Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $61 78
Pol Roger Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $61 110
Perrier-Jouet Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $45 154
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $159 181
Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay - Pinot Noir $129 182
Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque Brut Millesime, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $443 187
Ruinart 'R de Ruinart' Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $57 190
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque - Fleur de Champagne Brut Millesime, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $156 204
Laurent-Perrier Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $49 215
Francois de Rozay Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $28 229
Piper-Heidsieck Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $40 272
Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $210 278
Henriot Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $51 294
Billecart-Salmon Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $54 331
Taittinger Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $52 349
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $35 383
Pommery Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $47 410
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $44 442
Louis Roederer Brut, Champagne, France Champagne Blend $54 486
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