Meaning of brut in English:


Pronunciation /bruːt/ /bʀy/


  • (of sparkling wine) unsweetened; very dry.

    ‘The bartender offered to let me try the second sparkler on the menu - the Domaine de la Fontainerie, brut, '01, Vouvray at $9.’
    • ‘Although labelled extra brut (extra dry), it drinks more like a medium-dry.’
    • ‘Ayala produces a brut, demi-sec, rosé, vintage, blanc de blancs vintage and the prestige cuvee perle.’
    • ‘But the beau Sire doesn't disappoint even the most cynical of palates - this violent fluid comes in both brut and demi-sec varieties.’
    • ‘Aperitifs range from Rp 18,000 for a Martini to Rp 60,000 for a glass of champagne brut.’
    • ‘Best-known brands are the medium dry Carta Nevada, launched in 1951, and Cordon Negro, a brut Cava in a distinctive black bottle.’
    • ‘The Cuvee Des Ambassadeurs, the wine of choice in the Elysee Palace, is a 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir champagne in a zesty and bright brut style.’
    • ‘Beyond that, Pinot Noir flavors were the key - in brut with turkey and in blanc de noirs with duck, pork, lamb, and beef.’
    • ‘Good bubblies are made in California, too, and the prices generally fall between the inexpensive Spanish cavas and the French nonvintage brut champagnes.’
    • ‘The result is a wine that's a little creamier than the nonvintage brut regular cuvée and has a bit longer ‘finish.’’
    • ‘She transformed the business into a major champagne house by identifying the market for a brut style of champagne, much less sweet than was the fashion.’
    • ‘Fans of Pol Roger's delectable, creamy, pin-head bubbled, white-label brut champagne, with lots of ripe, floral fruit on the finish, are in for a treat this Easter with a fiver off their favourite fizz.’


French, literally ‘raw, rough’.