Demi Sec Champagne
Taittinger Demi Sec derives from the
same type of blend as Taittinger Brut Réserve:
it is made up of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir and
Pinot Meunier. The finished blend includes over 40 “crus”
from several different harvests, perfectly matured.
The wine is left on yeast for three years before being
“disgorged”. A dosage of 35 g of cane sugar
per litre is then added to render it demi sec. This
dosage, which distinguishes this wine from Taittinger
Brut Réserve, gives an additional sweetness which
enhances its suitability to accompany certain sweet
The colour of the wine is pale golden yellow. The bubbles
are fine and the mousse is abundant and persistent.
The nose is suggestive of delicate hints of honey and
ripe fruit, with overtones of greengages and elderflowers.
The first impression on the palate is lively, acidulated
and soft, with citrus (mandarin) predominant, backed
by peaches in syrup and dried figs.
It has an end which is extraordinarily soft and notably
full and long-lasting. All in all, a rounded, sweet
and mellow wine of great charm and sensuality.
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