\ ˈbrüt How to pronounce brut (audio) , ˈbrᵫt How to pronounce brut (audio) \

Definition of brut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of champagne
: very dry specifically : being the driest made by the producer


plural bruts

Definition of brut (Entry 2 of 2)

: a very dry champagne or sparkling wine Pair smoked salmon with … a brut that's not too dry.— Roger Voss Half the wines were non-vintage bruts, the best-established brands and a few newer entries.— Thomas Matthews

Examples of brut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective This is extra brut blanc de blancs — a dry Champagne, to pour alongside food. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Nov. 2021 This rendition of the dish is perfect with brut rosé from California, Oregon, or France. Beth Segal, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 It is designed in a brut nature style, meaning there is no liqueur de dosage (a.k.a. sweetness) added in the process. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 12 June 2021 As this is a brut nature, no sugar has been added after the disgorging. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 That’s what Billecart-Salmon did in developing its new brut nature cuvée. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2020 With less added sugar (AKA dosage) than brut champagne, extra-brut and zero dosage (sometimes referred to as brut nature) champagnes have a drier quality and an acidic freshness that really wakes up the palette and plays well with savory foods. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 19 Dec. 2019 The most common labels — in order from least to most sweet — are brut nature, the most dry; then extra brut, which a little more sweet; then plain brut, which Lichtner says is classic for Champagne. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 27 Dec. 2019 Dosage designations are noted from the sweetest to the driest: doux, demi-sec, sec, extra-sec, brut, extra brut, and brut nature, also known as non-dosage. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 21 Dec. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of brut


1891, in the meaning defined above


1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brut


French, literally, rough

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“Brut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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