Our Juicefly customers must have a lot to celebrate because they have been showering us with inquiries about our glamorous champagne selection. Today we are going to explore all of your questions you sent in about the bubbly wine we all know and love. When you are done learning about champagne, give it a try with Juicefly! We deliver to your door in 45 minutes or less.
What Are the Differences in Champagne Types?
There are three main grape varieties champagne can stem from including: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Other lesser known varietals include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meslier, and Arbane.
Which Type of Champagne Is the Sweetest?
Sugar is added to the champagne just before the bottle is corked. The amount of sugar determines the level of sweetness. For example, the sweetest champagne is called Doux and contains more than 50g of sugar. The sweetest champagne levels decrease from Doux in the following order: Demi-Sec (perfect with dessert), Dry, and Extra Dry (used as a light apéritif).
What Champagne Is Not Sweet?
Extra Dry is where champagnes start to lose their sweetness. Champagne increasingly gets more of its natural flavoring with less sugar added. In ascending order from mid-sweet to very dry we have: Extra Dry, Brut, Extra Brut, and Brut Nature (zero sugar added).
What Is the Most Expensive Type of Champagne?
The most expensive champagne types vary, however there is one with a notable price tag worth mentioning. The world’s most expensive champagne currently runs at a $2 million price tag. Taste of Diamonds 2013 is the most elegant vintage champagne on the market. The tuxedo black bottle is decorated with an 18 carat gold label accompanied by a 19-carat diamond. The value comes from not only its presentation, but the premier quality of its 3 grape blends.
What Are the Top 10 Champagnes?
Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 is a prestige cuvée (tête de cuvée), the world’s top producible Champagne. Dom Pérignon is unique in that it contains only grapes from one single year, celebrating its premium vintage characteristics.
Known as the champagne for celebrations, Moët & Chandon (or simply Moët) is a luxury champagne from one of the largest luxury conglomerates in the world. Moët & Chandon is part of LVMH or Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessy, so you can expect a consistently top tier product. Moët has a “Royal Warrant” for Queen Elizabeth II’s champagne supply and also was famously used at Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding.
We are proud to introduce another premium LVMH champagne that has made our list: Krug Grande Cuvée. Krug is said to be the result of hundreds of tastings from newly harvested wines. It is also known for its array of nearly 150 reserve wines, some more than 15 years old. These are used in the blends that allow Krug’s inimitable taste.
Veuve Clicquot has peaked in its popularity thanks to social media. Everyone wants to have the picturesque Veuve Clicquot polo party. Even Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah are pouring in the popularity of Veuve Clicquot as featured in their hit song “Drinking From the Bottle”. This award-winning champagne is notable for its golden yellow features and fine fizz, and is said to be one of the world’s best French champagnes.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier champagne has warm toast, almond, and citrus aromas. Its flavors are reminiscent of a basket filled with carefully selected apples, sweet lemons, and pears. It is also known for being crafted by the same producers of Cristal, so you know this champagne is truly a premier essential.
If you follow Formula 1 racing, this celebratory bubbly may sound familiar. G.H. Mumm pairs well with everything, however it is most popularly accompanied with haute cuisine. This five-star dining champagne is one of the world’s top highest selling brands making it a must-have on our top ten list.
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Réserve Exclusive Brut is a best-seller in its homeland, France. It is also one of the top champagne brands in the world. Surprisingly, this brand isn’t even 50 years old, yet quenches its well-seasoned competition. This award-winning champagne blends three elegant varietals that are sure to captivate your senses.
Let us introduce the world’s first eco-friendly champagne, Pommery. In 1858, Pommery was also presented to the world as the first Brut champagne. Pommery's fresh finesse and lengthy finish will delicately display it’s earned spot in the top ten world’s best-selling champagne list.
Luc Belaire Luxe defines French luxury. Made in Burgundy, France, Luc Belaire’s newest cuvée is cultivated from 100% Chardonnay grapes. It is also blended with a special Chardonnay from Chablis and aged in Burgundy oak casks. Luxuriously delicious in taste and display, Luc Belair Luxe graciously joins our top 10 champagnes.
If you are looking for an A-list aperitif, Laurent-Perrier is the one. The ideal champagne toast since 1812, Laurent-Perrier is notably the art of french living. This elegant champagne is light in both taste and calories. Known for its health-leaning bubbly, Laurent-Perrier is favored by health-conscious celebrants everywhere.