True to the structure of Veuve Clicquot Wines, the Demi-Sec is blended largely from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The blend is completed by about a quarter of Chardonnay and 15-25% of reserve wines. I higher dosage gives it richer notes with detracting from its freshness.
A beautiful yellow colour with deep golden glints, and fine, even mousse. An intense fragrance reminiscent of ripe fruit (candied citrus fruit, fruit liqueurs) with notes of brioche and toast. Round and mellow in the mouth, with mild acidity maintaining a pleasant silkiness.
The practice of decanting this wine, which dates to Madam Clicquot's time, makes it even more delectable.
The Demi-Sec is at its best with desserts. Pastries and desserts based on fresh fruit, citrus and dried fruit will lend delightfully with the wine's smooth qualities.