Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec
|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
(roughly 75% pinot noir and pinot meunier, with 25% chardonnay; Lot 14009809): Light yellow-gold. Deeply pitched aromas of peach nectar, tangerine and honey, with a toasty topnote. Offers plump orchard fruit and floral flavors and a smooth texture, with a touch of honey adding depth. Finishes with good sappy persistence and lingering floral and candied fig notes. Not overtly sweet.
Demi-Sec is essentially an off-dry Champagne. This wine is soft, hinting at some sweetness while preserving crisp citrus and apple flavors. It has some richness as well, and its soft character makes it a good partner with cold meats or pâtés.
Shy nose, but on the palate, this off-dry bubbly offers candied berry, rhubarb and a touch of citrus. It's easygoing, with moderate length. Drink now.