At the pinnacle of the consumer trend focusing on champagnes that are drier in style, Champagne Brut Nature also called "Zero Dosage" is a Champagne made without adding any dosing liquor, which is a liquid generally added after disgorgement and before bottling. Brut Nature Champagne contains between 0 and 3 grams of sugar per liter.
Brut Nature Champagne allows the producer to communicate a pure expression of terroir and the grape varieties composing the blend. Brut Nature Champagne presents a profile marked by a lively acidity, a certain straightforward character and a great liveliness on the palate. This very pure style of Champagne is particularly suited to pairings with iodized dishes, such as oysters or other seafood.
As early as the 20th century, Champagne Laurent-Perrier was pioneering the Brut Nature style and in 1981 launched its "Grand Vin Sans Sucre" which later became "L'Ultra Brut".
Many Champagne houses now include in their range a Brut Nature Champagne, estates such as Maison Louis Roederer, Drappier, Larmandier-Bernier, Joseph Perrier and Duval-Leroy.