Brut / Extra Brut

Sparkling wines and Champagnes are categorized as Extra Brut, Brut, Extra dry Sec or Demi-sec depending on their sugar levels. Extra Brut sparkling wine has the least amount of sugar, followed by Brut, Extra dry, and Demi-sec having the most sugar. These classifications can be somewhat confusing, since Brut actually means “dry” in French, but the classification of an Extra dry sparkling wine actually has more sugar than an Extra Brut sparkling wine. Brut is the most common style of bubbly offering a typically crisp dry palate taste.