In your journey to know every detail about rosé, you have encountered brut rosé. It tickles your curiosity and you wonder if it suits your wine preferences. Are you ready to clear any doubts regarding brut rose? What does it taste like? Is it sweet or is it dry? And, is it somehow similar to Champagne? In this article, we will answer this and other questions about your favorite pink drink. For the time being, we will give you a hint and say that much depends on how the sparkling wine gets its carbonation or bubbles and the base wine used. Also, organic production makes a difference in the taste and quality of the wine. Let’s get started!
Is brut rosé sparkling sweet?
In short, brut rosé wine is sparkling but not the sweetest wine. Brut is the French word for dry and it is designated for wines with sugar contents between 0-12 grams/liter. The sugar level in sparkling wines refers to the so-called ‘dosage’ in which winemakers add a little amount of sugar and yeast to cause a secondary fermentation in the wine to obtain the sparkly bubbles plus some residual sugars. The secondary fermentation may take place in the bottles or in large steel tanks.
What does brut rosé taste like?
Well, since Brut refers to the levels of sugar, so we cannot tell the specific flavors and aromas of a wine by its sugar contents; it really depends on the grape varietals used to make the wine. For example, BORN ROSÉ Brut is made with 100% Pinot Noir ecological grapes from the iconic wine region of the Penedés in Catalonia, it will differ greatly from Brut wine made with Chardonnay grapes from the Napa Valley in California.
Earlier we said that organic makes a difference in taste too; If the base wine we use to make sparkling wine is less manipulated with added substances, sugars, chemicals etc. The flavors and aromas in our sparkly wine will result from natural winemaking and not artificially added substances.
Is rosé brut Champagne?
It is certainly not, but there are similarities. Champagne wine comes specifically from the popular wine region of Champagne in France, so only wine that comes from this specific region can be called Champagne. It is made by using the traditional method which is more labor-intensive than other methods. It causes a secondary fermentation in the bottle causing sediment to accumulate in the neck of the bottle. The bottles are then turned manually every day to dissipate the sediments.
In turn, Brut rosé is made with rosé wine as the base. The secondary fermentation of the pink wine will result in a Brut rosé if the appropriate levels of sugar and yeast or ‘dosage’ were added to the blend. The grape varietals may differ entirely from those used to make Champagne.
As always, try our sparkling rosé wine, a special Brut rosé crafted by one of the Penedés masters and made with 100% organic Pinot Noir grapes. We offer a fast delivery service anywhere in Europe for all our items.