Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec

Cuvee: Demi-sec
Vintage: Multi-Vintage

Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec reflects the spreaded preferences of early 20th century consumers towards sweeter champagnes, with a higher dosage of liqueur. As for the Rosè, the Demi-Sec uses a similar blend to the Yellow Label also with reserve wines, typically with a dosage around 45 g/l.

Blending

Serving as the backbone to the traditional Demi-Sec, Pinot Noir (40% to 45%) gives the wine structure and strength.

The desire for very distinct fruit notes in this blend require a higher proportion of Pinot Meunier (30% to 35%) than that used in Brut Carte Jaune.

Chardonnay (20% to 25%) rounds out the blend with freshness and elegance.

The higher level of dosage at the time of disgorging (45 grams/litre as compared to 9 grams/litre for Brut Carte Jaune) gives a sweeter balance of flavours while respecting the wine’s inherent freshness.

The addition of 20% to 30% of reserve wines ensures the Veuve Clicquot style.

dosage around 45 g/l.

Tasting Notes

A fine, even effervescence greets the eye, the wine being a beautiful yellow with deep golden highlights. In the mouth, the wine displays both roundness and mellowness, combined with a freshness due to its gentle acidity.

Nose: Intense nose of ripe fruit with hints of brioche

Eye: Boasting a brilliant yellow colour with deep golden highlights. Delicate bubbles.

Palate: Supple and full on the palate, while preserving its delightful, inherent freshness.

Ageing

After cellaring for two to three years, the Demi-Sec will take on even richer notes of praline.

Food pairing

Thanks to its balance tending toward sweetness and fruit flavours, Demi-Sec is the ideal champagne to serve with dessert which have a fruit base: pear tarts, gratin aux agrumes, charlotte aux abricots. But equally, îles flottantes, crêpes Suzette, crème brûlée, nougat glacé, or France’s traditional Twelfth Night cake, are perfect partners


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