Did you know that Champagne was originally sweet?
Champagne Doux has more than 50grams/litre of residual sugar.
However, over time, tastes have changed in favour of less sweet Champagnes.
If you can find Champagne Doux, savour it as an aperitif or better still drink it as a dessert wine to accompany your pudding.
There are some who suggest Champagne Doux as an accompaniment for Spicy Food.
In the scale of sweetness, the next level of reduced sweetness is Demi-sec which is again well suited to being a dessert wine.
If you like Champagne Doux or Champagne Demi-sec you share the same taste as European royal families of the 18th and 19th century.
At the opposite end of the sweetness spectrum is Champagne Brut Nature with no residual sugar! It is great if you don’t want to consume many calories or a really refreshing Champagne when the weather is scorching.
The most popular form of bubbles is Champagne Brut. This is a dry Champagne with less than 12 grams of residual sugar per litre.
Brut Champagne is dry and acidic. As such, it complements rich and full flavours, such as creamy pastas and risottos. Fish and seafoods match well with Brut, and many recommend pairing with lobster.
If you would like a boutique Champagne Brut, we would recommend our Cuvee Angelique. It is our most popular bottle. If you would like something even more special, we would point you in the direction of our Rose de Saignee, Pink Champagne Brut. That would be our choice for St Valentine’s Day. Order yours now!