Rich Demi Sec is composed of wines taken only from the cuvée (the first, light pressing) and, where appropriate, the taille (second pressing) which provides a higher proportion of essential tannins; the wines from the subsequent pressings are not used. Though 'demi-sec' translates as medium-dry, the style is far from cloying. The blend contains a dosage (final sweetening composed of a wine and cane sugar solution) of 34g/l, though the sweetness is offset by a lively natural acidity. In combination with sweet food and in particular wedding cake, an ideal balance is attained.
The definitive house-style, composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least two vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier blended.
The Pinot Noir comes from the villages of the Montagne de Reims and contributes body and character; the Chardonnay comes from Epernay itself and the Cote des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the Pinot Meunier comes from the Vallée de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. The perfect apéritif champagne which is never release until it is at least three years old.
Ripe, floral nose followed by a subtle sweetness which is offset by lively, natural acidity. Perfected suited as an accompaniment to sweet food. Ripe, floral nose followed by a subtle sweetness which is offset by lively, natural freshness.
Ideal as an accompaniment to tasty white fish, as a wild brown trout or just as an aperitif.