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Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne is the signature offering from the iconic winemaker. It has an unmistakable sweetness that sets it apart from most other wines. This delicious champagne can change a wine enthusiast's mood from melancholy to cheery.
Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne – How It’s Made
Madame François Clicquot founded Veuve Clicquot, or Madame Clicquot as it has come to be known. After her husband’s death, she ran the company with such skill that she turned this small wine business into one of France's most famous Champagne houses.
The winemaker produces Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne from more than 50 different types of wine, including reserve wines that guarantee consistency in the style of Veuve Clicquot. It contains about 45% Pinot Noir giving it a strong foundation. As for flavor profiles, there are higher levels of Pinot Meunier at 35% and Chardonnay at around 25%.
Demi-sec and dry Champagne are made the same way, using the traditional method. At the end of the process, however, winemakers add a sugar solution known as the dosage to demi-sec champagne. Demi-sec (or “half-dry”) wines contain approximately 45 grams of sugar per liter (g/L), which creates a balance between flavors and freshness.
In one of our previous blogs, we talked about the famous Veuve Clicquot wine cellars buried at least 60 feet below the ground, continuously going on for miles without interruption. These wines typically take three years to acquire their signature smoothness.
Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne Flavor
Its deep golden color and delicate bubbles welcome your nose with cotton candy, followed by ripe fruit such as apple, vanilla custard, honeysuckle, and a touch of peach. You'll experience delicate aromas of brioche, oranges, praline, and summer flowers with a slightly acidic tone on the palate. The sweetness balances the flavors while leaving just enough bitterness.
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