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Champagne Demi-Sec

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Demi-sec

With its equilibrium that tends towards sweet and fruit flavors, Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec is an indulgent treat for champagne lovers – and perfectly suited for dessert.

The Blend

No fewer than 50 individual wines make up this cuvée. The traditional proportions for Demi Sec are: 40 to 45% Pinot Noir, 30 to 35% Meunier, 20 to 25 % Chardonnay.
Intro

As with all Veuve Clicquot blends, Demi-Sec is predominantly Pinot Noir (40-45%), which gives the champagne its fundamental structure. The pursuit of very distinct fruit flavors means that there is a higher level of Meunier (30-35%) in the blend than would typically be found in Yellow Label, for example, and Chardonnay completes the blend (20-25%). The inclusion of 30-45% reserve wines ensures the consistency of the Veuve Clicquot style. The long aging in our Crayères (3 years minimum for Demi-Sec) gives silkiness to the Champagne. Finally, a dosage of 45 g/L gives Demi-Sec a sweeter balance of flavors while preserving the wine’s inherent freshness.

Tasting notes

After additional cellaring (two to three years, or even more in the right conditions), Demi Sec develops even richer notes of praline or toasts. It is then ideal with caramel or praline based desserts: Paris-Brest, tarte Tatin, pears with caramel, etc…


Robe

  • Deep golden highlights
  • Even effervescence

Aromas

  • Ripe fruits
  • Hints of toast and brioche
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Food pairing

Suggestions

  • White and yellow fruits
  • Blue cheese
  • Panettone
  • Millefeuille
  • Brioche
  • Vanilla

Clicquot Gourmand

The traditionally revolutionized Veuve Clicquot House.

Technical identity

StructureReservewinesRedwinesDosageFreshnessFruitiness
Structure
Pinot Noir
40 to 45%
Fruitiness
Meunier
30 to 35%
Freshness
Chardonnay
20 to 25%
Reserve wines
Blend
30 to 45%
Red wines
None
0%
Dosage
Demi-sec
45 G/L
Serving temperature
8-10
Ageing potential
3
years
Blend
50
crus
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus

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