Pommery to Release Zero Dosage Champagne Cuvée Louise
9th March 2016
Champagne house, Pommery, is launching a zero dosage (no sugar) Champagne under their flagship Cuvée Louise label.
The Cuvée Louise ‘Nature’ vintage 2004 will have a transparent label to imply that the Champagne is ‘naked’. Launched alongside it will be the usual Cuvée Louise release, an extra brut.
The original Cuvée Louise, an extremely pure Champagne, was created in 1979 after Madame Louise Pommery. It is exclusively made using Chardonnay grapes from Avize and Cramant and Pinot Noir from Aÿ, nothing else but these listed grands crus, the pride of Pommery. They are characterised by their very low sugar content.
This new brut nature Champagne is a throwback to the origins of Pommery, when in 1874 Madame Pommery launched the first commercially successful brut Champagne: Pommery Nature.
Creating a zero dosage Champagne is no easy task as the wine must be strong enough without the added need of sugar. However, Pommery winemakers are sure this was the perfect vintage for a brut nature.
Pommery’s last zero dosage was in fact the 1990 vintage which was labelled as ‘brut’ in 1998 as people were not as open to a zero dosage fizz at the time. The quality of the Champagne and sweet aromas gave it the sensation of having sugar.
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