20th April 2014
The general movement towards dryer wines, together with the habit of drinking Champagne as an apéritif, has popularised the consumption of Brut.
However, many wine-lovers still enjoy the softness and the gentle reminder of past pleasures provided by a Demi-Sec, especially when served with a dessert.
Grape varieties: Chardonnay 45%, Pinot Noir 40%, Pinot Meunier 15 %
Crus: The blend is made of wines from more than 55 crus or villages, with an average vineyard rating of an impressive 94%. Up to 20% of reserve wines are also used to ensure perfect consistency in the Demi-Sec.
Aged for at least three years, the wine is then dosed with a liqueur made up from cane sugar dissolved in wine from the same cuvée. The dosage is 40 grams per litre
Appearance: Brilliant and intense golden yellow in colour.
Aroma: Richly expressive, it opens with aromas of dried fruit, almonds and hazelnuts, followed by grilled and toasted aromas. After a few years, the nose will evolve towards deeper notes of honey and pine resin.
Taste: Full-bodied and generous, it is a rich wine with a rounded feel.
Shared by Juliet Elliot
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