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Brut: audio-icon A general term used to designate a relatively dry-finished Champagne or sparkling wine. In Champagne, the scale from driest to sweetest is: Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra-Dry (or Extra-Sec), Dry (or Sec), Demi-Sec and Doux.

Brut (Champagne): audio-icon Has a dosage level that yields 0 to 12 g/l of residual sugar.

Brut Nature: The driest Champagne or sparkling wine. In Champagne, the scale from driest to sweetest is: Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra-Dry (or Extra-Sec), Dry (or Sec), Demi-Sec and Doux.

Brut Nature (Champagne): Has a dosage level that yields 0 to 3 g/l of residual sugar.

Brut Zero: See Brut Nature.

Extra Brut: audio-icon A dry Champagne or sparkling wine. In Champagne, the scale from driest to sweetest is: Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra-Dry (or Extra-Sec), Dry (or Sec), Demi-Sec and Doux.

Extra Brut (Champagne): audio-icon Has a dosage level that yields 0 to 6 g/l of residual sugar.

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Dosage: audio-icon In bottle-fermented sparkling wines, a small amount of wine (usually mixed with sugar) that is added back to the bottle once the yeast sediment that collects in the neck of the bottle is disgorged. Also known as liqueur d'expedition.

Residual Sugar: Unfermented grape sugar in a finished wine.