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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 1 decade ago

When does brut mean?

I saw it on a champaigne bottle. I didn't know what it meant, so I bought extra dry (because it's what I'm used to).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Dry

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  • 1 decade ago

    If it's on a Champagne bottle it means dry but the French word just means "raw", and maybe "rough", "crude" etc. Champagne's naturally very very very dry and sugar's added right at the end of the process to taste.

    · Sweet, over 50 grams sugar per litre

    · Demi-sec, 33 - 50 g/l

    · Sec, 17 - 35 g/l

    · Extra dry, 12 - 20 g/l

    · Brut, less than 15 g/l

    · Extra brut, 0 - 6 g/l

    · Brut nature, 0 - 3 g/l

    · Pas dosé (unsweetened) 0 g/l

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hello,

    Brut means that a quality sparkling or Champagne is dry (no hints of sweetness). Extra Dry has a bit of softness/sugar but not sweet (confusing, huh?). In fact this style of Champagne is so popular in the U.S. that Moet & Chandon, the famous Champagne house makes Moet & Chandon White Star which is an Extra Dry style Champagne just for the U.S. market.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Brut is the driest style of champagne.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Brut is very very dry.

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