Sec refers to a ‘dryish’ style Champagne typically consisting of 17-32 grams per Litre (17-32g/L) of residual sugar. Sec directly translated means ‘dry’ as can’Brut’ however in the case of classifying Champagne, Sec is sweeter than Brut.
Brut is best interpreted as meaning ‘raw’ or ‘unrefined’ as very little dosage is added to Brut style Champagnes. Click the link below to read more about what Brut means in a Champagne sense.
Brut Nature / Zero Dosage / Brut Natural
Extra Sec / Extra Dry